HTML and Web Design Resource Page

Quick Reference and Cheat Sheets

Markup tags: This student-written paper explains how HTML uses markup tags to tell the computer what to render. The paper is very informative and easy to read.

HTML Special Entities: HTML codes for special characters not normally found on American keyboards.

Colors in HTML: Information on generating colors for web page elements using the hexadecimal codes in HTML.

Glossary of Terms: The Web Design Group has a detailed glossary of terms related to web design and the Internet.

CSS Reference: Cascading Style Sheets are so powerful that having a cheat sheet of tags available is critical.

Linking Style Sheets to HTML: Help with linking external CSS documents so they will be utilized by your HTML.

Step-by-Step: Lawrence Crowl offers a guide to HTML set-up and usage.

History and Documentation

History of Programming Languages: A brief history of several computer programming languages.

A+: The A+ computer programming language was created at Morgan Stanley. It is an offshoot of the original A programming. Both it and A+ are designed to operate efficiently when dealing with large amounts of numbers.

BASIC (Beginners All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code): J. Kemeny and T. Kurtz of Dartmouth College gave us this system in 1964. Microsoft later developed Visual BASIC.

C and C++: Dennis Ritchie designed the C program. Unix was then immediately reimplemented, using this program. As computer usage increased and continued to evolve, C++ was created as an extension to the C program. Its primary developer was B. Stroustrup.

Java: Java is widely used to build small programs into websites.

LOGO: This language is simple enough to be comprehended by children.

w3c Validation Service: Websites are subject to simple errors in programming, and w3c’s validator checks for these errors.

Javascript debugging: This paper explains how to remove errors from JavaScript.

National Institute of Standards and Technology: Offers assistance in the areas of computer security and security management and assurance.

Other Related Languages

SGML: Provides a “gentle introduction” to standard generalized markup language.

VRML: Short but informative overview on virtual reality modeling language.

ABC: Language intended for beginners and for use on personal computers.

COBOL: One of the earliest computer programming languages. It is still in use today.

MATLAB: Primarily used in math, engineering, and technology fields.

PHP and Perl

PHP: This website explains what PHP is, and gives general information on this language and its uses.

Perl: This site from University of Southern California explains Perl.

PHP Programming: This website offers instructions, information, and visuals on PHP programming.

Perl Programming: This is a Perl programming tutorial.

Java and Javascript

Java Programming: This is a free online textbook.

Javascript Programming: This online tutorial allows you to program Javascript.


Composing Good HTML: A guide to creating web pages in a manner that will not limit them to only displaying properly on specific browsers.

Using FTP: Information on how to use a File Transfer Protocol client to transfer files and put them on the web.

HTML Sandbox: Text your HTML here before publishing your document.