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Sep 28, 2010

Learning a bit of HTML …


Hello.

They say it is easy to start a blog, but the challenge is to sustain it. Well, considering the obligations it creates and the level of commitment it takes, I have decided that I need to learn a bit of HTML if I want to continue with this blog. I want to make it look a bit better and make blogging a bit efficient, less a chore.

I moved from Wordpress to Blogger recently and found out that while Wordpress has a staggering amount of themes, I have way less choices when it comes to themes for Blogger. Sure, there are many out there, but not too many good ones, and as with everything, the good ones are always taken.
These few themes get used a lot, with little customization or modification. So, I want to change this current theme a bit as part of my weak attempt to personalize and set this blog apart from millions of other blogs on the internet. That, at least, is the general idea.

Also, I want to quit calling my "tech" friends every time I want to change a small thing on this blog, like background color, image size or typography. I do not want to become a maestro in coding, I just want to learn enough to format a post a certain way or change the way an element looks. It can not be that hard, right? If I can get to a stage where I can do a "view source" of this page without feeling perplexed and wanting to close my laptop, that would be nice.

To start things off, I am using an add-on called Web Developer for Firefox. I can view all the elements on the page and it shows realtime previews of the changes I make. The search feature is a bit weird and it would have been nice if the code was color coded.

I will be tinkering a little and changing minor things on this blog. Expect total disaster!

Laterx.

7 comments:

Ahmed said...

Have a look at firebug. It's an extension for FF, and works wonders. Shows you all the elements, and the CSS applied, lets u change it as well to preview.

SoE said...

firebug dude...

meekaaku said...

see for basics:
http://lesliefranke.com/files/reference/csscheatsheet.html
http://www.w3schools.com/

good for advanced styling effects with CSS
http://www.alistapart.com/

if you want the new html5 then
http://html5demos.com/

and ofcourse firebug as mentioned above

Ahmed said...

Here is a great site to learn html.check it out

http://www.w3schools.com

//Sub/Corpus said...

Ahmed::
Having a look firebug now ...
i got a bit confused as the last wordpress theme i had was called firebug as well ...

SoE::
thanks ...

meekaaku ::
Thats a little advanced for me ...
I'll stick the basics ... :)

Ahmed::
thanks ...

shootingstar said...

Html is great when you start :) , believe me..its one interesting thing you can do good.

If ya need any help.. leme know, ive stuidied Web designing/developing and programming x)

and about blogger themes, see below site, its good themes,

http://www.pyzam.com/bloggertemplates

Drop a visit, i am updated.

Shootingstar

//Sub/Corpus said...

shootingstar::
Thank you ...
i checked out pyzam.com/bloggertemplates ...
got a several designs there eh ??? nice ...
thanks for agreeing to help me out ...
appreciated ...

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