Blue Reef has compiled several links to on-line resources which will be
helpful for the both HTML novice and expert. If you come across a resource
that you have found to be quite valuable, email
the Blue Reef webmaster your link suggestion. We welcome your input
On-line HTML references are an excellent resource for beginners as well
as a convenient reference for more experienced developers. The following
links comprise a small list of HTML references:
A Beginner's Guide to HTML - NCSA
- This is a primer for producing documents in HTML, it is an excellent
Introduction to HTML - UTIRC
- An excellent presentation of HTML as well as other elements of web
authoring. The index on this site makes finding information very simple.
Yahoo's directory of Design and Layout
- A few dozen links that describe people's personal taste on HTML design
and layout -- not to be taken religiously.
- View Source
- The best way to learn HTML is by viewing the source of documents
created by someone else. If you see something you like, view the source
and see how it was done (but please honor any copyright notifications
that you encounter).
Style Guide Books
Books are excellent resources to have on hand when designing your sites.
Many books have their own URL so you can view updated content after the
book has been published. Some even include CD-ROMs with code examples and
trial versions of popular HTML and graphics editors.
Refer to our Recommended Books
section for lists and descriptions of excellent books.
There are numerous graphical tools available to help you construct your
web pages. Links to several HTML editor programs and HTML editor directories
This is only a small sample of Web publisher programs. You can find additional
programs by typing "HTML editor" into any good search engine.
- Popular Graphical Editors
- Netscape Composer, HoTMetaL Pro 5.0 NetObjects Fusion, Adobe PageMill,
Allaire HomeSite, Adobe GoLive, and Microsoft FrontPage. To purchase
the latest copy of any of these software titles at discounted prices,
please call us at 305-274-8393.
List - Windows 95/98/NT HTML Editors
- A fairly good presentation of some of today's more popular HTML editors.
Reviews and ratings are provided as well as links to vendor sites and
Browsers, Viewers, & HTML Preparation Resources - UTIRC
- A large compilation of HTML editors and tools. The listings include
a description of system requirements, license and version information,
and price. A good resource but is a bit dated.
Yahoo's List of Editors
- A somewhat hodgepodge collection of HTML editors.
Below is a list of resources that the Blue Reef Webmasters use more than
occasionally. This list is merely a "snapshot" of tools that we find very
useful. You are always free to use whatever resources you find most helpful.
by O'Reilly and QuickStart
O'Reilly and Associates
publishes some of the finest technical manuals around. The books
easily explain complex material, yet provide fully nourishing information
and examples for your brain. QuickStart
is more like the "junk food" of the books: quick, fast,
easy, and tasty, but not as good for you in the long term. We use
QuickStart manuals as quick reference handbooks for coding after
we have read more thorough and "nutritious" books.
Refer to our books section
for more details on all our favorites.
Dreamweaver, 1-4-All, and TextPad
is an excellent site management and design program that lets us
edit our code in an external editor while still using the advanced
template and DHTML features. 1-4-All
is a highly-customizable HTML editor which allows you to create
custom buttons for those frequent snippets of codes you use. TextPad
is wonderful text editor, perfect for editing Perl scripts and configuration
files. With colored syntax coding and line numbering, Textpad has
a slew of features.
While many say PaintShop Pro is sufficient for their needs, we love
the rich features of Adobe
Photoshop. The wide variety of plug-ins for Photoshop add
to its appeal.
For client-side image maps, Boutell.Com, Inc.'s Mapedit
is a steal at $25.
are a handful of URLs that have stayed in my Bookmark list on a
Documentation and Resources
Virtual Server Handbook
is filled with other excellent links and resources as well.