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A few tips

When you start looking at the code, sometimes it's easier to highlight what you'd like to examine in HTML in the WYSIWYG view first, and then switch to Code View. (Or if you're in Split View you should see it above.)



Activating your publish space

You have to fill out an online form using your UWO username and possword to activate your webspace here



A bit about HTML

We're not going to try and learn everything there is about HTML today, but there are a few basics we should know as we start to use Dreamweaver. The first is to check out the different views in the program.

Design View is the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) view, which purportedly shows you what is going to happen in the browsers. This is sometimes true. You always need to preview in the browsers to be sure of what you're going to get. (You'll find that under File ..> Preview in Browser).

The Code View shows you what is happening in the code (in our case, the HTML). It's useful to be able to check the code to see what is happening.

The Split View shows both.


Tag:  An html directive, enclosed in '<' and '>' brackets, for example, <tag>

Attribute: A modifier to an HTML directive, for example, <tag attribute>

Attributes defined: Often, an attribute will have to be defined, for example, <tag attribute="likethis">

Our first page

Okay, now let's create our first web page.

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