Today's lesson presents tags that affect the appearance of text.
INDEX CARD #9:
TEXT APPEARANCEinline styles (9a)
What is meant by an "inline style" tag? This means that the tag can be applied to a string of characters without introducing line breaks (as opposed to, say, heading tags, which introduce some extra space above and below).
What are the common structural tags for controlling text appearance? (Recall the difference between
structure and presentation that was discussed on Day 6!) Use the following tags whenever it is appropriate to do so:
http://www.cwru.edu/help/introHTML/toc.html (link is no longer valid)
Please read Chapter 5 (SPECIAL EFFECT TAGS) and take the quiz at the end of Chapter 5. There is an interactive part to the quiz;
make sure you don't miss it!
(W9.2) Write the code to produce the following:
This is REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY big!
Hint: Use nested BIG tags.
(You can view the SOURCE CODE for this page to check your answer... but don't cheat! Try
it yourself first!)
(A9.1) Read pages 104108 (from "Text Appearance (Inline Styles)" up to "Spacing
and Positioning") in the Weasel book. Skim through all the tags,
but focus attention on the ones covered on today's index cards.
(A9.2) Also read pages 114116 (from "Inline Type Styles" up to
"The <font> Tag") in the Weasel book.
(A9.3) View Index Card #9 using both Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.
Put the two browsers side-by-side, so you can view both at the same time.
Does everything display the same? Pay particular attention to the BLINK and MARQUEE
(A9.4) Use some of the tags that affect text appearance on your homepage.