Join Jen Kramer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Practical HTML for Marketing Projects.
- [Instructor] If you have access to them, exercise files are available for this course on the website. Simply download the files, unzip them and place them on your desktop. If you open the folder for the exercise files and take a look you'll see that these are divided into individual video numbers. Inside of each one of these you'll discover a beginning state and an end state for the HTML for every video that's covered in the course. You can use these files to follow along with me as I work with the HTML.
To show you what these look like I'll simply double click and these will open by default in your default web browser. However you can't edit the HTML from this particular program. You're going to need to make sure that you have an HTML editor to follow along with this course. That sounds scary to start with but it's actually pretty simple. A text editor is what you need. If you are on a Windows machine you could use something as simple as Notepad which comes with your computer.
If you're on a Mac, TextEdit can work for this. Or you can just Google for HTML text editors and there's approximately one jillion choices of software that you can use to do this. The program I am using to edit HTML is called 'Sublime Text'. Which you can download and install on your computer. There's a free version available that periodically will ask you to give them $70.00 to continue using the software. Just say OK and you can continue to work with it for a little while.
I'd recommend that if you're going to keep Sublime Text and use it regularly, by all means, send the fee in to the developer. One of the nice features of Sublime Text is that you can display your webpage in a browser pretty easily. So as you've been editing your HTML here, if you right click somewhere on the screen where there's no text, choose Open In Browser, this should again open the web page in your default browser so you can see what you're doing with your code. If you get confused anywhere along the way as you're working with these files, the ending state files will show you what the code should look like once you've completed that particular exercise.
And so without further adieu, let's dive into the code and start writing some HTML.
- Working with head and body tags
- Nesting one list inside of another
- Creating links within a page
- Linking to PDF files
- Quoting and citing text
- Fixing HTML in MailChimp