Most word processors offer an option to save the document as HTML, potentially saving you hours of time coding the document yourself. But should you use this feature? Learn why this may or may not be the best option for seamlessly integrating content into your site.
- [Instructor] We all have documents…we've already written in our word processor of choice…and they all offer us that tempting option…to save as html.…But should you?…I have a typical syllabus open in Google Docs.…When I wrote this document,…I used all the default styling,…so the question is,…how do we get this content seamlessly into our website…with the least amount of work?…The first option is to simply share the document…in it's native format.…For a Google Doc,…this would open the document up in a browser…like you're seeing.…
But, for other word processors…it would require students to download the file…and open it in another program.…All of those options work…but they're not the most elegant solution.…The next option would be to save the file as a PDF…by going to the file menu,…selecting Download as,…and choosing PDF document.…This creates a snap shot of the document…that you can then link to your site.…PDFs are a fairly universal format…and they will display in most browsers automatically.…
So, that could be a good choice.…
- 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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