Seminar Abstract

Introduction to HTML

This seminar is designed for technical professionals who want to learn the basics of writing HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language, the basis of the World Wide Web. The latest standard will be discussed along with some of the more popular extensions will be covered.

The emphasis is on topics related to developing web pages - language syntax and good design techniques. In addition, cgi-bin scripting will be covered. The different standard versions and extensions (Netscape, Microsoft) will be compared and contrasted. Although the language syntax may seem difficult, it is fairly easy - especially if you have used a markup text processling language like nroff/troff, DSR, runoff, or TeX. Making a web page look good is really the hard part!

The speaker wrote the Introduction to HTML chapter in UNIX Unleashed, Second Edition, ISBN 0-672-30952-1 (available at Amazon.com).

Topics to be covered include:

The goal of this seminar is to allow the attendee to code Web pages using HTML. Even with the availability of GUI HTML authoring tools, there is still a lot of value in learning the underlying language!

Prerequisites of Attendees:

Attendees should be familiar with 3GL programming or shell scripting (Bourne, Korn, BASH, etc.). Knowledge of text markup languages (like nroff/troff, DSR, RUNOFF, or TeX) are helpful but not required. The topics are not environment specific, so UNIX experience is not required.


Introductory to Intermediate level, technical.

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