In week 9, Nik taught us how to create a Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML) based webpage, which is one of the very most important and useful tools of UI design.
Although, I knew a little bit about HTML tool theoretically, however since I never got my hands dirty, I had forgotten that. This HTML class was not very hard and complicated, but so fast. I enjoyed it a lot so that after class I tried to use “inspecting element” mode in Google Chrome browser to discover new methods and new elements/features of HTML.
At first, I did not have any idea about the reason why we use <head> section for our HTML page, it did not make any sense to me! Eventually, in one of Nik’s slides I saw the below definition which completely convinced me:
Why 2 sections? Same as with humans really…
- The head section is invisible
- The body is what people actually see
or in English:
- The head section is for the machines
- The body section is for our peep
Another important thing, I learnt, was to be cautious when using the webpage’s email address:
<a href=“mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>Email Dan</a>
It was wonderful. I look forward to learning CSS. 😀