Introduction to HTML
USDA Graduate School
Thursday February 1, 8, & 15, 6-9PM
Capitol Gallery Building, Room 20
Dr. William M. Pegram,

This schedule for each week is shown below.  

Week 1 - HTML Text Formatting (Day 4 and 6)
Week 2 - Creating Links (Day 5) and Transferring Files to the Server (FTP) (Week 25)
Week 3 - Images (Day 7)

Chapter references are to Lemay, Laura Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML 4 in 21 Days.  This book comes in two forms.  There is the February 2000 hardcover Professional Reference Edition, Second Edition, ISBN 0-672-31838-5, 1191 pages, $49.99 and the December 1999 softcover edition (not the professional reference edition), 831 pages, $29.99, ISBN 0-672-31725-7.  This latter book is available in the bookstore and is being used this term in the Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced HTML classes taught by Harold Goldstein.

However this book is not required for this section of the Introduction to HTML course and there are a number of good HTML books and you can certainly get by with the course handouts.  The handouts I intend to give you are linked below; some of these may be revised before the handout is distributed.

Text/Reference: (1) Web Page Design Introduction, (2) FTP Instructions, (3) Finding and Using Web Graphics,  (4) Aligning Text with Images
Exercises: Linking Exercise & Logo Linking Exercise

If you want to buy a book other than that listed above, those that I would recommend are the following:

Maran, Ruth Teach Yourself HTML Visually, IDG Books, 1999, ISBN 0-7645-3423-8. $30.  I'm recommending this book for the beginning semester length course I'm currently teaching.   Amazon link

Meyers, Paul F., The HTML Web Classroom, 1999, ISBN 0-13-796111-1.  I've used this book in the beginning HTML courses (IST 128 and 129) I've taught during the spring, summer, and fall semester 2000 .  It's a good exposition of HTML and well-written.  The disadvantages are that it has a few typos and it is rather expensive ($42) for what one gets. link

Niederst, Jennifer Web Design in a Nutshell, 1999, ISBN 1-56592-515-7, $25.  An excellent reference book.  I used this book as the text for IST 226 (Web Design II) in the summer 2000.  This book is probably a better reference book than teaching book since it doesn't have many examples.  Also it covers a wide variety of topics, so it doesn't go into certain topics, particularly JavaScript, in much depth. link

Oliver, Dick Teach Yourself HTML 4 in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition, 1999, ISBN 0-672-31369-3, $20.  Although I have not read this edition, the third edition was a very good exposition of the basics of HTML, with very few errors. link 

Revised: February 15, 2001 Comments to William Pegram,