Print is a visual medium, but the web is so much more. In this video, learn how to semantically add levels of emphasis with HTML.
- [Instructor] In a printed document,…we add emphasis to text visually…by setting it in italics, bold, or underlining it.…Since we're conveying meaning…through a largely visual medium,…these conventions have been well established and accepted.…In the early days of HTML,…we also adopted these same conventions by using tags…such as the <i> tag for italics, <b> for bold,…and <u> for underline.…They were quick to type and easy to remember,…but if you consider applying the principles…of Universal Design in the creation of content,…these tags can add confusion rather than clarity…to many users.…
In fact, since the convention for creating a link…is to make it visually stand out…by making it blue and underlined,…the <u> tag tends to confuse more users than it helps.…Instead, new semantic tags…for adding levels of emphasis were created.…The <em> tag defaults to visually display in italics…on most browsers, and the <strong> tag defaults to bold.…So visually, they appear the same initially.…
You can, of course, override the look of each of these tags…
- Coding a site, a page, or parts
- Managing digital assets
- Formatting headings and paragraphs
- Creating links to pages
- Linking to a PDF or a Google Doc
- Inserting your own images into an LMS
- Embedding YouTube, Vimeo, and SoundCloud media
- Making pages responsive for mobile devices
- Working with CSS using web developer tools
- Overriding existing CSS
- Setting up your own domain
- Using FTP
Skill Level Intermediate
WordPress for Education: Multisitewith Chris Mattia1h 55m Intermediate
Measuring Learning Effectivenesswith Jeff Toister47m 4s Beginner
1. Web Basics
2. Semantically Formatting Text
3. Leveraging Links
4. Integrating Images
5. Embedding Resources
6. Adding Style with CSS
7. Setting Up Web Infrastructure
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