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1. How To Set Up a Mailto Link
A 'mailto' is a specialized link that you can use to automatically open an email message window on your visitors' computers when they click on the link.

2. Using CSS to Place HTML Elements
CSS rules give you the ability to place HTML elements exactly where you want them. You can adjust how they respond to other elements sitting around them, or even hide them entirely.

3. What's Coming in HTML 5
It's an exciting time in the world of HTML as the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is hard at work on the latest version of HTML – 5.0.

4. Creating Your First Javascript Function
Ready to add a little action to your site? Javascript is a great place to start. Because it's a scripting tool rather than a programming language in itself, it's quite a bit easier to learn – think of it as "programming lite."

5. Symbols, Math and Greek Character Entities
Want to know the necessary HTML code for enhancing your site with some unusual symbols? Here's everything you need!

6. The key differences between HTML and XHTML
In February of 1999 the World Wide Web Consortium (otherwise known as the W3C) released the specifications for XHTML version 1.0, and by January 2000 it became the W3C’s recommended format, replacing HTML 4.01.

7. Using HTML to create lists
Basic HTML gives you several great options to create lists. You can build both ordered and unordered list with a few simple lines; add CSS to the mix and you can really make your lists pop.

8. What is a DOCTYPE and Why Does It Matter?
The DOCTYPE tag (short for “document type declaration”) describes the type of HTML used for a particular web page. How you define your DOCTYPE can have a profound effect on your website’s appearance.

9. What is FTP?
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It's the most common method for web developers to connect to their web servers and upload / download web pages on their sites.

10. HTML Fundamentals - Tables
Despite the advent of CSS, the HTML table continues to be a useful layout tool for web designers.



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