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Learn all about HTML, how to format text, add images, create tables, meta taga, and more!
Get the low down on JavaScript. See how to create popular JavaScript applications like drop down menus, clocks, dynamic messages, popup boxes, and more.
Concise, easy to follow introdction to CGI and how to install CGI scripts.
Web Design
A miscellanous section that includes various web design tutorials


123 Web Design!

I created 123 Web Design in the hopes of helping new webmasters ease into the process of web design, via a gentle, "non geeky" language.

HTML- The foundation of all webpages, HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. As much as people would have you believe its a programming language, HTML is really just a series of tags (ie:<b>) mixed with text to allow you to format the contents of your webpage. HTML is extremely easy to learn, and should take the avid student no more than a few days to acquire.

- Basic HTML
- Adding a background
- Formatting your text
- Inserting images
- Adding links
- Adding bullets and lists
- Adding horizontal rules
- Creating tables
- Adding background music
- Adding meta tags
- Other fun stuff for your site

JavaScript- JavaScript is a client side scripting language that is added directly inside the HTML of your document source. With it, portions of your page can become interactive and more lively. Popular effects created using JavaScript are rollover images, form validation, and popup windows.

- FAQs on JavaScript
- Status bar messages
- on-the-fly text
- JavaScript dialog boxes
- Displaying a random msg
- JavaScript live clock
- Drop down menu box

CGI- Probably the oldest and most useful "language." on the web. CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface, and refers to the interaction between the server and your visitor's browser. CGI can be implemented using a variety of server side languages, such as Perl, ASP, PHP, and so on. With it, you can create a message board, password protect your pages, display a counter...basically anything that requires persistence and high interactivity.

- CGI Introduction
- Creating a CGI-based redirect page

Web design issues

- Harnessing PPC search engines
- 7 deadly web development mistakes

Related WWW resources

- Yahoo Web Design resources
- Top ten mistakes in web design
- Ask Dr Web

123 Web Design created 2001 by Mike Thompson