Save Time with an HTML Cheat Sheet. Once you become familiar with HTML code and designing webites, an HTML cheat sheet can really save you time in the long run.
Don’t worry. It’s not like the “cheat sheets” in school for which you will get a detention and a failing grade if caught!
A cheat sheet for HTML coding is perfectly legal in the web design world!
What is an HTML Code Cheat Sheet?
It’s not really a printed sheet of paper (although you can print if you want), but it’s actually a web page with HTML codes listed and what they represent all in a neat list for you.
The cheat page will often provide a huge list of HTML codes for common web page features such as headings, text formatting (bold, italic, etc.), paragraphs, symbols, lists, line breaks, images, links, HTML forms, and more.
If building a web page with tables, you can grab table coding from a cheat sheet to start building your tables.
But don’t forget that tables within tables can be tricky, so be sure you understand how tables work before using just any type of code.
HTML At Your Fingertips
An HTML cheat sheet can be convenient for designers because it gives all the most common codes in one location.
So, when you need the building code to create a hyperlink, you won’t have to go searching for it all over the web! The cheat sheet provides all the codes on a single web page.
This will also be very useful if you design websites as a freelancer for others. Your time will be stretched as you try to be creative while hurrying each project along within a reasonable time frame.
A bookmarked cheat sheet can be a lifesaver when you have tight deadlines to meet!
Copy and Paste Features
The best HTML cheat sheets make it easy to copy and paste the code directly into your web document. One example I found online is at www.webmonkey.com/2010/02/html_cheatsheet/ .
This page will give you a good idea of how a sheet functions. Look for a page that has the code within a text box where you can just mouse over it and click once to highlight the entire code.
This is much easier and faster than having to move your mouse over the entire code and highlight for copying. And you won’t have to worry about missing part of the code.
Once copied, you can open your web document in Notepad or a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) HTML editor and paste it within your page’s code where you need it.
HTML Cheat Sheet Tips
Make sure the HTML cheat sheet you’re using has up-to-date codes. HTML has changed somewhat over the years. HTML 4.0 has been the most commonly used code for quite a while, but there are variations when using CSS and PHP.
There is also an HTML 5.0 version available now that uses different codes for some web page features.
Find out if the cheat sheet is being monitored and updated before bookmarking it as your main source of code. Doing so will ensure that the codes on the page will change as the design world progresses!
Take Beginner Web Design Courses & Create Your Own Cheat Sheet
Whether you are new to learning web page design or have been doing it a while, an HTML cheat sheet can make life easier and help your design projects go much faster! This is just one HTML class I studied while taking the complete beginner web design course.
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