Thursday, February 14, 2013

Using Your Own Blog Posts to Learn HTML

by M. J. Joachim

Learning is a process. Input >>> absorption >>> internalize >>> output. It doesn’t matter how you do the process, as long as you get the desired (correct) result!

So if you want to learn a foreign language, you can visit a foreign country, where all the visual cues are right there in front of you. Or, you can turn on your t.v. and watch foreign movies with subtitles. You can read foreign books, listen to foreign music, frequent foreign restaurants and study foreign menus.

If you want to learn to cook, you need to be in touch with food, not ingredients. If you want to learn to garden, you’ll probably get your hands dirty.

And if you want to learn HTML Code, you can use your very own blog posts to do so. Yes, you read that right.

Simply take a few of your blog posts and print them out in composition mode. Now, go into edit mode and click the HTML button. Print out the code. Put them side by side and solve the puzzle. Decipher how the symbols are used, what they mean and how they affect format and layout.

Okay, so this isn’t what they’ll teach you in technical school. My bet is they didn’t teach you how to blog either!

Exposure is a priority. Then it’s all about practice!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

M. J.

P. S. Have you visited Google (.com) today? There’s a rather cute graphic there today – Valentine’s Day and the anniversary of the Ferris wheel. Who knew? Also, if you have teenagers, you might want to check out the Google Science Fair opportunity.

Photo credit:  Html Source Code, Public Domain
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