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Last reply by: Professor Hague
Wed Sep 5, 2012 5:09 PM

Post by David Perry on August 31, 2012

I dont wish to be mean but the layout of this course is way less entertaining or educational than the JQuery/Ajax (excellent) and PHP courses (mostly excellent). I enjoyed the other 2 courses immensely - the PHP course did lose some of it's quality near the last 10 lectures but still was done in a very nice way and made it still - fun to watch and learn from.

Jim in this course is understandable and he talks well but the tools used and the way the course is taught is so boring I have skipped most of it hoping it will get better. I'm currently starting III Lecture 9. I hope there is some substance here.

The last 10'ish PHP lectures and this course have had many mistakes that were fixed "as the course progressed". I believe if you're going to offer a course you should do a "Dry run" of the course first to make sure your notes are accurate before starting making a recording yourself. Even the Ajax/JQuery course had some minor "repairs" done "on the fly" but they were minor.

I think what is needed here that the other courses are missing is a "project" that utilizes what is learned. This feels more like a reference. Here's a tag <some tag> and here's a very light sprinkling of knowledge about that tag. Sprinkle YES... then add some MEAT!!! Substance!!! Dig deeper.

No-where did I hear about tags being obsolete either in previous lessons and the info on the base tag was missing details (MEAT!). Sorry Jim... but I'm off to watch this episode now. Maybe there should be "advanced HTML 5" and "HTML 5". While I haven't programmed HTML 5 yet I haven't seen one thing new yet.

Crossing fingers....

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Last reply by: Professor Hague
Wed Sep 5, 2012 11:36 PM

Post by Jorge Guerrero on June 29, 2012

Attributes from numbers 3-5 are not the only obsolete attributes in HTML5. Also the font tag and any styling attributes. Browsers recognize it, but it's considered bad practice to format a an html document using HTML. That's what CSS is for.

It is important to still know it, though, as there are still many pages out there and many programmers who are NOT up to date on HTML5, and their code is well... deprecated; you still have to work with it, so it's good to understand where it's coming from.


  • Use to arrange content and proper layout
  • Tables consist of 'rows' and 'cells.
  • We can control the thickness of a border
  • We can vertically and horizontally arrange content in a table cell.
  • Nest Tables are tables within table.


Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:15
  • Anatomy of a Table 2:04
    • Purpose of a Table
    • Elements/ Attributes
    • Cell
    • Alignment
    • Obsolete in HTML 5.0
  • Anatomy of a Table 5:42
    • Opening & Ending Tags
    • Other Attributes
    • Border
    • Align
    • Cell Spacing
    • Cell Spacing vs Cell Padding
    • Rows
  • Anatomy of a Table 9:54
    • HTML 4.0
    • CSS as defined by HTML 5
    • Comparing HTML 4.0 & 5.0
    • Website for CSS Padding Help
    • Tables Coding