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  1. Need Help! Why aren't these links working!

    I would think it would work (Chickenman hasn't commented either way though!). If you are linking to a html page called LawnCare.html using a link LawnCare.htm it will not work as the file LawnCare.htm doesn't exist. Personally I would name all the pages lowercase and separate them with dashes, rather than mixing upper and lowercase. lawn-care.html
  2. Though you might find this book useful. It is released under the Creative Commons Licence and is therefore FREE to download and read. It was written in 2009 but is still relevant today and is availabe to read online and download for kindle and PDF http://designingfortheweb.co.uk/ Hope it's useful.
  3. HTML5 Flowchart

    Just read the HTML5 Flowcghart on html5doctor.com and thought it might come in handy. Not sure what element to use when creating your web pages? Should you be using a div, an article, a section or an aside? View the chart here: http://html5doctor.com/downloads/h5d-sectioning-flowchart.pdf Hope it is useful.
  4. CSS Specificity Wars

    I have a lot of Andy Clarkes books and some of his CD packages and would recommend every one.
  5. CSS Specificity Wars

    Hi, I am just going through the CSS Specificity on one of Stefan's courses and I remembered an article I read (many years ago) on Andy Clarkes website - www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk where he explains CSS specificity using Star Wars characters. To read the article (unfortunatelly plain HTML without styling due to being an archive from 2005) go here: https://stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/css_specificity_wars.html
  6. Need Help! Why aren't these links working!

    Well spotted! Andrea with the eagle eyes. :-)
  7. Incorrect Answers in IWD course?

    Stef, that's a good idea as there would be no ambiguity in the question.
  8. Incorrect Answers in IWD course?

    Dear Stefan and the IWD community, I have recently purchased the Interactive Web Developer (IWD) course. I am not totally new to web design, HTML and CSS and have built a few websites previously when I was working as the webmaster for the Royal Engineers from 2002 - 2009. The job was more of a content editor and being the focal point for advice. I have previously purchased some courses from Stefan way back in 2009, but as the web moves so quickly and CSS, HTML, Javascript and other web technologies have advanced so much in the last few years I decided to purchase his updated courses. I decided to work through the Beginner HTML course to check that my existing knowledge is not too rusty. I have got to Chapter 4, Item 7 and I'm answering the question 3 on hyperlinks. The question asks to correct the solution below: <a href="www.google.com">Go to Google</a> I have tried all these and taken the two hints, my attempts are below: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com">Go to Google</a> This was marked incorrect, so I used the two hints that stated: HINT 1: The code has to be inserted into the 'href' attribute. HINT 2: http:// So I changed it to: <a target="_google" href="http://www.google.com">Go to Google</a> Then I thought it might be marking it wrong because I haven't placed the text in a paragraph: <p><a target="_google" href="http://www.google.com">Go to Google</a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com">Go to Google</a></p> I then changed it so the target was after the link. <p><a href="http://www.google.com" target="_blank" >Go to Google</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.google.com" target="_google" >Go to Google</a></p> All these attempts actually work in a browser, so why do the keep getting marked wrong? If I compare them to stefan's example in the video for that section I cannot see what I am doing incorrect: <p>Check out <a target="_google" href="http://www.google.com">Google</a></p> Why are my answers getting marked incorrect? Like I said above I used to work as a web master / editor whilst in the Royal Engineers (British Army) managing the corporate Intranet, Internet and ArmyNet websites for the Royal Engineers. Here I am trying to use structured markup and CSS on the Royal Engineers homepage way back in 2007. I was even trying to wrap text around image s using sanbag divs. Click page properties in the left hand menu to see my name. https://web.archive.org/web/20070613153535/http://www.army.mod.uk:80/royalengineers/ I also created a few other sites, a couple that are still going strong today. Although I don't have any input anymore, except for support: http://www.reahq.org.uk - This site uses the CMS Made Simple https://www.cmsmadesimple.org/ and is a reworking of the default theme. http://www.biron-eod-search.com - This site was hand coded and then transfered into CushyCMS https://www.cushycms.com/en so the owner could update it himself. I still host this site today (should start charging for the hosting really). You'll see that it says designed by Doblins ( a domain I was thinking of registering at the time (an anagram of D Bilson).
  9. Need Help! Why aren't these links working!

    Do your pages share the exact same capitalisation of letters in the filenames? Example is the first page you are linking to actually GoodWork.html or is it good-work.html or goodwork.html Common practice is to separate words with dashes and use all lowercase in filenames.
  10. Incorrect Answers in IWD course?

    Thank you for the reply Stefan. Looking at the question it just asks to provide the code to make it link to an external web URL. So I suppose the target attribute wasn't needed. Dave
  11. Incorrect Answers in IWD course?

    Thank you Andrea , That works and is marked correctly. Well that was a poorly worded question as the lessons tell you that if you want to link to an external website that you should use the target="_blank" attribute. In fact the example given by Stefan in the video is: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com">Go to Google</a> So when I get a question to correct the code below to link to an external website......: <a href="www.google.com">Go to Google</a>
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