A simple approach to web design...

TEXT - Works on a web page like a word processor. You can size it, color it, apply styles (bold, italic etc). Be careful of font choice because the person on the receiving end can set their own defaults...

Text Examples

IMAGES - Three simple rules

  • the images must be in one of the following formats: gif-jpeg(jpg)-png
  • the file names must have no spaces and be followed by the appropriate extension
    • dog.gif
    • car.jpg
  • the images must travel with the webpage. By inserting a graphic you are telling the web page to 'link' to the image, if the image is removed from the original location, the picture will not show up on the webpage. Move it from one folder to another... You will lose the link.
  • images can move - gif animations

Image Examples

LINKS - You can add a link to letters, words and pictures. You can link to other pages, images (open an image on a webpage) other websites (urls), movies and sounds. The links must be exact, spell it wrong, forget a period and it won't work.

Link Examples

TABLES - Tables allow you to place pictures and text in different locations on a page. They can be visible with borders or invisible. You can put a table in a table. Ever use a table in Word? If so, you will have a slight edge on understanding how they work.

Table Examples


Text that is left justified

Text that is centered

Text that is right justified

The default font

A different font (be careful)

A font set at +2

A font set at +6

A colored font



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Left justified


Right Justified

Picture with ten pixel border

A gif animation (Not moving? Hit the reload button)

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1x1 table with a border of 2 pixels


2x2 table with a border of 4 pixels


5x3 table with a border of 8 pixels


2x2 table centered - 20% of the screen


2x2 table centered - 40% of the screen


2x2 table centered - 80% of the screen

Text in the cell, left justified
Text in the cell centered
Picture in a cell Cell with a background color - text in middle


Text - bold, left justified, top
Color in a cell  

Invisible table, 2x2, centered, 40% of the screen.


Tables in tables...

Enough for now?

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