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Marking up header tags


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Creating an Online Resume: Hands-On Training

with Laurie Burruss

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Now that we have our text inside of the HTML document, it's important to do semantic markup. What I mean by that is that we want to format using HTML tags in a meaningful way. Since this resume is all about Takashi Ito, we want to give this particular name more emphasis than anything else on the webpage. The way we can do that is by using our HTML tags in a semantic, meaningful way. Let's go down to the Properties Inspector at the bottom and go to the Format drop-down menu and choose h1.
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  1. 9m 10s
    1. Welcome
      50s
    2. Using the exercise files
      4m 57s
    3. Creating a custom font list
      3m 23s
  2. 23m 7s
    1. Overview
      1m 52s
    2. Distributing your resume
      3m 29s
    3. Resume formats
      6m 43s
    4. Comparing good and bad resumes
      11m 3s
  3. 38m 0s
    1. Striving for fluidity, not rigidity
      5m 12s
    2. Font types, web-safe fonts, and font measurements
      10m 44s
    3. Principles of typography
      10m 35s
    4. Online resources and applications
      11m 29s
  4. 1h 26m
    1. Setting up the web site folder
      2m 46s
    2. Defining the web site
      3m 43s
    3. Setting up a custom workspace
      5m 26s
    4. Creating a new web page with resume content
      4m 56s
    5. Marking up header tags
      3m 53s
    6. Inserting tags for unordered lists
      3m 43s
    7. Inserting tags for definition lists
      3m 12s
    8. Formatting URLs
      5m 23s
    9. Creating and linking an external style sheet
      5m 9s
    10. Styling the body tag
      15m 31s
    11. Styling the header tags
      8m 6s
    12. Styling the paragraph tags
      4m 3s
    13. Styling an unordered list
      3m 48s
    14. Styling a definition list
      6m 1s
    15. Creating a custom class style
      4m 20s
    16. Creating a custom ID style
      3m 32s
    17. Applying a print-specific CSS layout
      2m 54s
  5. 52m 24s
    1. Creating a new document in Fireworks
      6m 15s
    2. Creating a background tile in Fireworks using Gradient Fill and Texture Fill
      5m 59s
    3. Slicing background tiles in Fireworks
      2m 37s
    4. Optimizing and exporting background tiles in Fireworks
      6m 12s
    5. Creating background tiles using online applications
      6m 5s
    6. Creating a page-like resume
      3m 50s
    7. Deleting unneeded CSS styles for this resume version
      1m 56s
    8. Adding a Wrapper div
      3m 33s
    9. Styling the Wrapper div
      8m 52s
    10. Controlling the vertical spacing
      1m 24s
    11. Zeroing out margins and creating a faux drop shadow
      5m 41s
  6. 1h 9m
    1. Setting up the HTML and CSS documents
      2m 15s
    2. Deleting unneeded CSS styles for the pro version
      1m 12s
    3. Creating the Header div
      3m 37s
    4. Creating the Content div
      2m 25s
    5. Creating the Sidebar div
      2m 20s
    6. Styling the Wrapper and Sidebar divs
      4m 56s
    7. Styling the Content div
      3m 7s
    8. Styling the Header div
      3m 33s
    9. Nesting a div tag inside the Sidebar div and styling the sidebar content
      6m 21s
    10. Inserting images to create rounded page edges
      4m 12s
    11. Styling images
      3m 59s
    12. Clearing floats
      3m 55s
    13. Creating font-size style for the Body tag
      2m 13s
    14. Fine-tuning resume styles
      4m 38s
    15. Adding a border to the Content div
      2m 38s
    16. Linking to a PDF
      4m 58s
    17. Organizing styles in the CSS panel and inserting comments in the style sheet
      4m 42s
    18. Creating and styling a print style sheet
      8m 56s
  7. 1m 33s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 33s

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Creating an Online Resume: Hands-On Training
4h 40m Intermediate Sep 24, 2009

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In Creating an Online Resume: Hands-On Training, interactive design professor and enthusiastic educator Laurie Burruss teaches how to produce an online resume—and create a first web site in the process. Laurie suggests structure and information needed to create a winning resume, and shows how to design the pages with simple typographic principles and effective layouts. She explains how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and control the design and structure of HTML documents through hands-on development. Exercise files with additional supporting materials accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Creating a simple text document for use inside Dreamweaver
  • Formatting HTML tags with semantic or meaningful markup such as unordered and definition lists
  • Externally linking a Cascading Style Sheet to a web page
  • Creating and applying unique styles to XHTML documents using HTML tags, compound selectors, custom classes, and IDs
  • Creating tiling background images in Fireworks
  • Using the DIV tag in combination with CSS to create effective layouts that organize content
  • Applying principles of web typography
Subject:
Web
Author:
Laurie Burruss

Marking up header tags

Now that we have our text inside of the HTML document, it's important to do semantic markup. What I mean by that is that we want to format using HTML tags in a meaningful way. Since this resume is all about Takashi Ito, we want to give this particular name more emphasis than anything else on the webpage. The way we can do that is by using our HTML tags in a semantic, meaningful way. Let's go down to the Properties Inspector at the bottom and go to the Format drop-down menu and choose h1.

h1 is the largest heading that you can have. Notice it makes the size of the type large and it's bold. So it emphasizes the importance of this. Our secondary tags will be the three main sections of this resume, Academic Experience, Professional Activities and Professional Experience. So for those tags, we'd like to use an h2, the next largest header. So I'm going to select Academic Experience, go down to the Properties Inspector and select h2.

I'll scroll down further to Professional Activities, select that word or that line, go down to my Properties Inspector, click on the drop-down menu and select h2. Then finally, I'll go a little bit further down the page and look for my Professional Experience. Select that line, go down to my Properties Inspector and select h2. Now when you're doing formatting like this in HTML you want to make sure that in the Properties Inspector you have the HTML button clicked on.

We're not doing styles right now. We're simply doing formatting with our HTML tags. Now we're going to create a lesser category, sort of a sub-subheading of some of the more important things, but not as important. We just want to draw attention to them. So we'll use the h3 tag for that. The first section I'd like to identify a sort of a sub-subheader would be the website area. So I'm going to select that line, go down to my Property Inspector and choose h3.

Publications would also be in that same category. Go down to my Property Inspector and select h3. As I keep going down the page, I'm looking for those areas that are slightly less. Now under Professional Experience, I'm going to choose his last three jobs as something I want to highlight as well. So I'm also going to give those an h3 heading. His second job, the Web Designer, I'll select, go down to the Property Inspector, select h3, and finally his last job, Storyboard Artist, Freelance, I'll select that and choose h3.

Now when you look at this page you see that it's beginning to have some information that means something. We can scan the page easily, see what's most important because of the size and boldness, and start to see the different categories. This makes it easier to understand the information inside the resume. Remember, typical HR people spend less than 30 seconds looking at your resume. At this point, it's a good idea to save your document. You've done a lot of formatting. So choose Ctrl+S or Command+S and then go and preview it one more time to see how it looks in Firefox or in a browser. It's not fancy.

It's very simple, but already by just doing that simple semantic markup using the h1, h2 and h3 tag, we can see how the information is important and we can see what we need to see about the main categories of this resume. It's much easier to scan than it was before.

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