At HackerYou, we can’t stress enough how important having the right tools for the job is. Probably the most important tool you have as a web developer or designer is your text editor in which we use to edit our code.
HTML is written is plain text, so we could technically use Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac) to view and code our HTML files. The downside to this is that its just black text on a white background, making it very easy to make a mistake!
Text editors give you something called Syntax Highlighting. It changes the colours of your tags helping you to quickly view scan your code for relevant parts. When you make a mistake, the colour of the tag changes and its visually apparent that something isn’t right. Let’s take a look at our earlier snippet in TextEdit:
Using Textedit or Notepad
Using a Text Editor
Note how all the tags are blue colour and the current selected tagis underlined yellow? When your code gets long an nested, its very helpful to take advantage of these features.
Text editors can do
a ton more, this is just the beginning. I highly recommend using Sublime Text 3 because I will be using it throughout this course. I also firmly believe that it is by far the best text editor available. Its available on Mac, PC and Linux with an unlimited free trial period. You only need to pay for it when you get sick of clicking the popup box every 15 or so saves.
artists in the posts
Land’s End, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, 9 January – 15 March, 2015
Moucharabieh, Triangle, Marseille, 14 February – 19 April, 2015
Pressure Point, Secret Eight Project Space, Calgary, 19 February – 19 April, 2015
You can customize your links in the header, footer, or sidebar to be combinations of link types. This example features links to two categories, the main index page, a post, a static page, and uses the Pages template tag.
Note carefully that the wp_list_pages() template tag generates its own List Item (LI) so it doesn’t need to be wrapped in a LI tag. This template tag is also set to list only the parent Pages and not their subPages or “children”.
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f you’re looking for a talented front-end developer to join your team, Demo Day is an event not to be missed! We would be happy to invite you into our space to present to our students and meet with them one-on-one. To connect with our students in advance of Demo Day, please email Christopher Miller at christopher [at] hackeryou.com.
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