HTML/CSS Basics for Journalists

Four reasons why journalism students need to know basic HTML/CSS

1. So you can trouble shoot your own blog/website.

2. It is on the “essential list” of journalism skills (and many internships and entry level jobs require it).

3. It’s not that hard.

4. Even if you never write a line of code, you need to be able to communicate with those who do.

The “Must Know” HTML List
You must be able to identify, understand, and write the following HTML code. (Use this Quick List for reference.)

<link rel=”stylesheet”… or <style>
<h1>, <h2>, <h3>, <h4>, <h5,><h6>
<br />
<em> and <i>
<strong> and <b>
<a href=””>Link-text goes here</a>
<a href=””><img src=”URL” alt=”Alternate Text” /></a>
<a href=””>Send e-mail</a>
<!– This is a comment –>

This is just the beginning. You want – and need – to know more. But it’s a place to start.

HTML/CSS coding tutorials
Introduction to HTML,
Introduction to XHTML,
Introduction to CSS,
Introduction to HTML5,
HTML Quick List,

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