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HTML, CSS and JavaScript

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In the pages set out below we introduce Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript, the three core components of most web pages.


In these pages, text used within HTML, CSS or JavaScript files is generally shown in courier new (i.e. a fixed space) font. The pages contain links to an extensive body of reference material explaining HTML, CSS and JavaScript in detail. We also provide a wide range of examples, which can help you understand better how HTML, CSS and JavaScript work. See below for further details on how to access these examples.


Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

1.       Introduction

2.       Getting started

3.       Carriage returns and thematic break lines

4.       Commenting

5.       Special characters

6.       Hyperlinks

7.       HTML elements (and their attributes)

8.       Browser feature detection


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

1.       Introduction

2.       Selectors

3.       Hints and further information



1.       Introduction

2.       Variables

3.       Statements

4.       Functions

5.       Event handling

6.       The Document Object Model (DOM)

7.       Miscellaneous


Appendices (reference material)

A.      HTML Elements

B.      HTML Attributes

C.      CSS Properties

D.      CSS Shorthand Properties

E.       CSS Animatable Properties

F.       CSS Keywords (inherit and initial)

G.      CSS Pseudo-Properties (content, counter-increment and counter-reset)

H.      CSS Rules (@font-face, @keyframes, @media)

I.         CSS Selectors

J.        CSS Units: Times, Lengths, Angles and Colours

K.       Miscellaneous CSS Property Values (Border Styles and Edge Multi-Value Formats)

L.       Default CSS Styles Applied to HTML Elements

M.    HTML Special Characters

N.      Markup languages

O.      JavaScript Statements: Reserved Words

P.       JavaScript String Variables

Q.     JavaScript Regular Expressions

R.      JavaScript Numbers and Mathematical Functions

S.       JavaScript Dates

T.       JavaScript Booleans

U.      JavaScript Arrays

V.      JavaScript Objects

W.    JavaScript Error Objects

X.       JavaScript Operators

Y.       The JavaScript Document Object Model (DOM)

Z.       Further JavaScript Properties and Methods


To access HTML, CSS or JavaScript examples please go to the webpage on www.nematrian.com that covers the specific feature you are seeking help with. More detailed examples (such as how to draw spinning3d shapes) are provided here.


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