Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video About the exercise files, part of HTML5 Projects: Photo Card Titles.
I'm very happy to announce that any member of lynda.com has free access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Naturally, the information in this course is ultimately intended to be applied to your own webpages. However, you may find it helpful to work with the supplied exercise files to practice the steps to safely and without creating your own examples. To begin using the files from the site, download them, extract them, and then store those files in the proper convenient location. Because one part of the overall photo card project uses PHP, you'll need to store your files in a web server root folder.
I am on using MAMP, so my files are found in the htdocs folder that's located within the MAMP application folder. I've created a shortcut here so I can go right to that, and there you see the Exercise Files folder. Now the Exercise Files folder is organized by chapter, and the chapters are broken down into the various lessons. Within the lesson chapters, there are a series of items--typically HTML, CSS, images, and so forth--that all together make up the practice file. For most lessons you'll also find a folder named final, which contains the completed lesson file.
You can of course open it up and explore it your leisure. You can either follow the whole course chapter by chapter or jump in at any point. If you'd rather not use the exercise files, you can definitely follow along with your own assets.
Check out the rest of the HTML5 Projects series.
- Setting up a caption submission form
- Creating basic text entry fields
- Integrating color pickers in the form
- Applying text effects like shadows and gradients