Tuesday, April 29, 2008

intro to programming

Hope you all had a good break - I certainly did. It was totally unsullied by any menial tasks like marking web development assignments - but don't panic, I'll have some nasty comments for you by next week... I promise :-)

This week we're launching into programming proper, working through Robyn's excellent notes and converting them to web pages, which should give us plenty of html and css practice along the way. So, create a week1a page with some extra scripting and compiled languages on the relevant table, also create a home page linking to your week1a page and upload both new pages to your web space on the bathurst-tafe sever.

Images can be created from screen captures (hoversnap might be handy for this) or you can find creative commons licensed images via flickrcc (don't forget to add the attributions at the bottom of your web page)

Image: 'the only flow-chart you will ever need'

Monday, April 07, 2008

taking shortcuts

Today we're looking at a CSS template: blueprint
and an online grid editor for the same.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


^ This is what you want to see. To test a page that's been uploaded to the server you can use the validation options on the firefox web developer toolbar (found under 'tools').

You can also go straight to the W3C validation page. Note the tabs on the page which allow you to enter a URL, upload a file or cut and paste code.

Finally, if you enjoyed yesterday's PMOG mission, there's another one on validation that you could take.

At the end of the day I'd like you to validate one or more pages on your Bathurst TAFE web site and include the little validation link that the W3C give out when you pass their test.