Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of HTML: Building Tables.
- If you're a premium member of the lynda.com online training library, you have access to the exercise files that are used throughout this course. Exercise files for this course are arranged by chapter, and are located in folders that are named based upon the movie number they represent. Since each exercise is self-contained, you wanna work with these folders individually. I recommend copying the entire exercise files directory to the desktop, and then working on the files from the appropriate folder. I'll call out the location of the exercise files for each movie, and you should see a brief overlay that will also tell you where to find those files.
This course focuses on learning HTML, and not on any one authoring tool. As such, it really doesn't matter which tool that you use. Now, I'll be using Brackets, which is a free cross-platform code editor, but it really doesn't matter which one you use. So if you have one that's already your favorite, just go ahead and continue to use that one. Now the only other tools that you'll need are browsers to preview your completed exercise in. I recommend using Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, or Internet Explorer versions ten and above if you're on Windows.
You'll probably notice that I'm using a mixture of these browsers as I preview pages. This is a great habit to get into, as you'll wanna preview your pages in as many browsers as you can to make sure that they're working across all browsers.
- Adding content to tables
- Defining table headers
- Styling borders
- Alternating table row colors
- Grouping table content
- Defining columns and headers
- Making table data accessible