Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Displaying special characters, part of HTML Essential Training.
…There are going to be times that you're going to want to use a character or…a symbol that's not readily available on your keyboard.…What's more, you might want to use a symbol that's actually reserved for…use by HTML that you're really not supposed to use.…For example, using the left or…right angle brackets in your content could actually cause rendering errors.…So if you want to use those special characters,…you're going to have to use something, that's called a named character entity.…And in order to explore those we're going to be using…the special.htm file found in the 03_06 directory.…
And I have this page open and…you can see right off the bat that there's a potential problem with it.…Brackets does a really nice thing,…whenever it finds what it thinks to be an error in code.…It gives me this little warning by code coloring the text red.…And the potential problem is this angle bracket right here that…we're using in the text.…If a browser or other user agent sees this, it's probably going to…assume that we wanted to start opening a tag and just didn't finish it.…
- Why is HTML important?
- Exploring an HTML document
- Formatting content
- Displaying images
- Using nav, article, and div elements
- Linking to pages and downloadable content
- Creating lists
- Controlling styling (fonts, colors, and more)
- Writing basic scripts
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing HTML
2. Basic Page Structure
3. Formatting Page Content
4. Structuring Content
5. Creating Links
6. Creating Lists
7. Controlling Styling
8. Basic Scripting
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