Evidence of Analytical and Integrative Thinking
Fall Semester, 2004
EDIT 797e - HTML and Java Scripting
HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is the hidden command text that web browsers user to render the pages as the designers want them to on the computer screen. Modern web page editors generate HTML code as the designer points and clicks in a graphical user interface. This type of web design tool gives the designer on their final product what they see on the screen as the editing process is underway, hence the term "what-you-see-is-what-you-get," or WYSIWYG (pronounced "wis-see-wig"). These editors have virtually eliminated the need to know or manipulate HTML code.
Front Page in Design View (WYSIWYG)
|Teachers who develop web sites for any form of instruction will encounter HTML in their efforts, even if they use non-HTML web editors. There are many variables that web page editors do not account for, so the designer-teacher will eventually have to manipulate the HTML code, either in "code view" or by bringing the HTML text up in a simple text editor such as notepad. It is incumbent, then, for teachers to know the basics of HTML code so they can be more effective webmasters, rather than remaining at the mercy of the all-powerful web page editor.|
Macromedia Dreamweaver in code view