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Exploring the finished web site

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Video: Exploring the finished web site

So now we've learned some XHTML and some CSS, and let's put it to use. What we have here is a website that has been provided for us. It's been designed, all the assets have been created, all the images have been built, and they are all sitting in folders in our Exercise Files. Our task is to build a website that looks exactly like this using the techniques that we have learned. So this website is small. It has four pages. They all have this basic layout, with main content on the left and sidebar content on the right.

Exploring the finished web site

So now we've learned some XHTML and some CSS, and let's put it to use. What we have here is a website that has been provided for us. It's been designed, all the assets have been created, all the images have been built, and they are all sitting in folders in our Exercise Files. Our task is to build a website that looks exactly like this using the techniques that we have learned. So this website is small. It has four pages. They all have this basic layout, with main content on the left and sidebar content on the right.

This page here has got some products on it, and this page here is about the surfing lifestyle. This page here has an embedded YouTube video on it. So our task is to duplicate this website with what we've been given. So we've been given all of these images. We've been given all of this text, and we've been given an example of what it looks like. So this is not unlike how oftentimes I'll get a job where the designers have done their bit and now they want me to put all of this together and make it work. So let's take a look at the Exercise Files folder and see how this is organized.

Here we have in Chapter 09 of our Exercise Files, we have a number of different folders. The complete-site is in folder number 01, and so that is with Chapter 09, Lesson 01, which is this one here. So that has the complete-site, which we're looking at right here, with all of these pages and links and such in it. Then each of the other lessons has its own Exercise Files, so there is Lesson 02, which is where we'll begin building the header, Lesson 03, we'll build the Contact menu, lesson 04, we'll build the main menu. So each of these has its own purpose.

Each of these has a beginning place and an ending place, like here we have this beginning-html. So what you'll do is you'll save this as heading.html, and then by the time you're done with the lesson, it should match the ending.html. Likewise, in the CSS folder you'll have a beginning and an ending. You'll save the beginning as main.css. In the lesson, I'll tell you all of this so you don't have to memorize it or write it down right now. I'll guide you along. I'll say okay, now we're going to save as main.css. So the idea is for you to follow along with me, and by the time this is all done, at the end of the chapter, you will have built this website in your machine, with your own text editor and your own tools.

I want to thank James Williamson who designed the original version of this website and wrote the clever copy you see here. So we can put that into practical use and see how it all goes together to build a complete website.

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XHTML and HTML Essential Training

59 video lessons · 81415 viewers

Bill Weinman
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  1. 5m 10s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 23s
    3. Choosing a text editor
      2m 31s
  2. 15m 46s
    1. Introducing HTML and XHTML
      2m 53s
    2. Understanding versions of HTML and XHTML
      2m 25s
    3. Exploring a simple XHTML page
      4m 47s
    4. Understanding the structure of an XHTML document
      2m 58s
    5. Understanding document containers
      54s
    6. Creating and using templates
      1m 49s
  3. 42m 4s
    1. Understanding how empty space is formatted in XHTML
      2m 42s
    2. Using paragraph tags
      2m 42s
    3. Aligning paragraphs
      2m 49s
    4. Understanding block-level and inline tags
      1m 24s
    5. Controlling line breaks and spaces
      5m 43s
    6. Formatting text with phrase element tags
      3m 28s
    7. Formatting text with font markup elements
      3m 24s
    8. Adding document structure with headings
      3m 25s
    9. Formatting quotations and quote marks
      2m 19s
    10. Preserving pre-formatted text
      1m 30s
    11. Selecting a typeface
      4m 33s
    12. Selecting a type size
      2m 11s
    13. Using ordered and unordered lists
      5m 54s
  4. 7m 48s
    1. Using inline images
      3m 17s
    2. Flowing text around an image
      2m 4s
    3. Breaking lines around an image
      2m 27s
  5. 22m 34s
    1. Working with hyperlinks
      7m 46s
    2. Using relative URLs
      3m 5s
    3. Specifying a base URL
      2m 4s
    4. Linking within a page using fragments
      4m 28s
    5. Creating image links
      5m 11s
  6. 22m 56s
    1. Introducing tables
      4m 37s
    2. Formatting tables with CSS
      8m 50s
    3. Aligning images with tables
      5m 7s
    4. Reviewing an alternative solution using CSS
      4m 22s
  7. 14m 31s
    1. Introducing frames
      7m 56s
    2. Hiding frame borders
      3m 15s
    3. Creating inline frames using iFrame
      3m 20s
  8. 20m 50s
    1. Introducing forms: part 1
      10m 37s
    2. Introducing forms: part 2
      7m 45s
    3. Using CGI with forms
      2m 28s
  9. 25m 42s
    1. Introducing CSS
      3m 11s
    2. Understanding levels of inheritance
      6m 10s
    3. Learning CSS syntax
      11m 23s
    4. Using units of measure in CSS
      4m 58s
  10. 1h 45m
    1. Comparing table layout and CSS layout
      1m 25s
    2. Exploring the finished web site
      2m 37s
    3. Building a document header
      8m 18s
    4. Placing a banner and a contact button
      8m 13s
    5. Laying out a main menu
      6m 55s
    6. Creating a layout template: main body area
      13m 31s
    7. Creating a layout template: sidebar area
      5m 17s
    8. Creating a layout template: footer content
      4m 46s
    9. Building a main home page: main body content
      11m 24s
    10. Building a main home page: sidebar content
      8m 52s
    11. Creating a page with a menu, graphics, and formatted links
      13m 26s
    12. Creating a page containing an ordered list
      6m 44s
    13. Creating a page containing video
      10m 45s
    14. Touring the finished site
      3m 45s
  11. 53s
    1. Goodbye
      53s

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