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This course introduces web designers to the nuts and bolts of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the programming language used to create web pages. Author Bill Weinman explains what HTML is, how it's structured, and presents the major tags and features of the language. Discover how to format text and lists, add images and flow text around them, link to other pages and sites, embed audio and video, and create HTML forms. Additional tutorials cover the new elements in HTML5, the latest version of HTML, and prepare you to start working with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
HTML provides two techniques for breaking words, the soft hyphen and the
So I am going to take out all these spaces and I am going to take out the period because one word sentences. You know what they tell you. And I am going to reload this in the browser, and you see now we just have this long word and it leaves all that space there. If I open up the window far enough, it all goes on that line and if I start closing it down, it goes in the other line and it just leaves this ugly space. So there's a couple of things I can do here. I can insert what are called soft hyphens and this is a named entity s-h-y, like that, soft hyphen or shy, and I am just going to put it in some places that seem to make sense to me, and I'll save that and I'll come along here and reload this in my browser, and now you see as I change the width of the browser, it's actually wrapping parts of that word and hyphenating it.
So that soft hyphen has really solved our problem there.
Another technique instead of the soft hyphen is to use something called the
So as I change the width of the window, you see it's breaking the word, but it's
not inserting the hyphen.
So that's a word break suggestion and that might actually be useful if you have
suggest where that breaks, I can just say
So these two techniques provide ways to break words with and without a hyphen, you will want to keep in mind that either of these techniques is likely to disrupt text to speech applications.
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