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HW 1 - HTML

Introduction​

If you are creating anything that is for the web, you need to understand how basic HTML tags format text, embed images, and create links.

Before the web, we used ink on paper. Now,Β HTML is the ink and the browser is the paper.Β The browser converts HTML into something formatted to make it easier to read.

Learning Outcomes​

In this homework, you'll learn:

  1. How to use the essential HTML tags
  2. Setting up different pages for your website

Part 0: Read the Notes​

Make sure you read the HTML notes before getting started on this homework. Remember, if anything doesn't make sense in this homework or in the reading, feel free to search on the internet, ask a friend, or ask on Piazza!

Goals​

In this homework, we'll slowly add various HTML elements to a webpage to build it up into a creating a wikipedia page for your favorite TV show character. It will have a survey at the end that can be filled out. You don't have to do yours about Steve Harrington (although we will appreciate it if you do).

Here's the wikipedia page for Steve Harrington:

Wikipedia

After finishing this assigment, your wesbite should look something like this: Final

Are you ready? Good β€”Β let's begin!

Setup​

The starter code for this HW is here: https://github.com/fullstack-decal/sp22-assignment1-starter.git

To see your HTML code in a browser, right-click on the index.html file and select Open With: Chrome (or your default browser)

Requirements​

Add Texts of Different Sizes​

Add some text to your HTML page with tags including h1, h2, and p. You don't need to limit yourself to these β€”Β use whatever tags you'd like!

A List of Table of Contents​

Let's make a table of contents, like the wikipedia page, except that we will not include links just yet. Instead, our table of contents will be simply text for now. Use ul and li tags to create a table of contents.

Add an Image​

Let's break through the monotony with some fun images! Use the img tag to add an image to your wiki page. Here's an image to use, for convinience!

Right now, your website should look like this: Checkpoint

Now, let's add a link that navigates the user to elsewhere on the web! Use the a tag to add an link to the actual wiki page from your wiki page. Here's the link to the actual wiki page.

Add A Button​

Let's add a button to this page! When clicked, the button should pop up an alert message that thanks the user for being a big Steve Harrington fan! Here's a quick breakdown on the alert function.

Linking to Another Page​

In your folder, let's create another HTML page! We'll call this page secret.html. Use the skeleton code given above for this page too, and add a simple secret message. Now, we want to create a link in our main index.html that navigates to the secret.html page.

Add A Form To The Secret Page​

Now that we have a secret page, we can do ~ secret stuff ~. That is to say, we're going to ask for the user's name and email on the secret page. Using the form and input tags, create a form that accepts a name and email, with a submit button.

Your form should look something like this: Secret

More Meta Tags​

Final job: Let's add meta tags to index.html. There should already be 3 meta tags in index.html. Consult this list to add one more. The page shouldn't look any different, but your metadata should be much better!

That's the end of the requirements! Feel free to play around and make the website as detailed as you want. Have fun!

Submission​

After you finish, create a repo on Github named WDB-education. This is the repo you'll store all your homework in!

Upload your HTML file to this repo under the name assign1p1.html and assign1p2.html for both your files!

Turn your code into a GitHub pages link, and upload the link to your page to Gradescope. The Gradescope can be found on the syllabus, and instructions for creating a GitHub page link can be found at the end of homework 1.

Helpful Resources

HTML Introduction

HTML basics


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