HTML Hunting

Here is what I came up with for finding HTML in real life:

The drawers are in the cabinet. So  ?

The drawers are in the cabinet. So < span >?

 "Used to group elements for styling purposes." Bathroom cabinet. With things for "styling purposes." Get it?

< div > “Used to group elements for styling purposes.” Bathroom cabinet. With things for “styling purposes.” Get it?

Now for the list-related things:

My example of an " It's an unordered grocery list. Order doesn't matter.

My example of an “< ul > It’s an unordered grocery list. Order doesn’t matter.

Steps of a recipe. Necessarily ordered.

Steps of a recipe. Necessarily ordered. < ol >

List items. The stuff in the recipe.

List items. The stuff in the recipe. < li >

Misc:

 or ?

< menu > or < nav >?

< time >

img

< img >

I didn’t get to <blockquote> <p> and <q> because I couldn’t think of anything that wasn’t pictures of text.  I think I understand those.

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Hand writing code, and choosing a text editor

So the P2PU challenge for today was writing a bit of code by hand.  Which I did (see below).

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It wasn’t too tricky, and I tried to write it numerous times (4 times) to memorize it, but I think I would have a better time remembering if it were more clear what each bit does.  But maybe that’s a sort of thinking that doesn’t translate to every bit of code, and I should let go of that right now.

I went ahead to the next challenge…choosing a text editor! I chose TextWrangler, because it is vaguely familiar from a javascript class I took in grad school.

It seemed simple enough, without so many features that I would get lost, but was more than just the basic text editor already on my Mac.  I went with what I know (a little bit).

Good news…I’m not scared away yet!

 

 

In the beginning…

Hey!  This is my inaugural post on this wordpress site, in which I declare to the world that I am trying my hand at learning some new web skills!

Key word is…learning. Be nice.

I’m getting started with the P2PU School of Webcraft, and who knows from there.

I am choosing to give this a try because I would like to be overall more knowledgeable about how the web is structured.  Back in the early days of the web, when i was just a kid, I dabbled in some html, but somewhere along the way I stopped.

Since then, I’ve been a bit jealous of people with tech skills, and wished I had somehow ended up on that path.  But I didn’t.  Instead, I ended up with a degree in library and information science.   Now it seems clear to me that some coding skills could be useful or enlightening, even though I don’t wish to actually be a web developer.  So let’s see where this goes…