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A better way of taking notes + Do Attributes & Values always follow Elements?

Better Way of Taking Notes?

In the interest of fully absorbing and learning the material presented in Treehouse, I've begun to compile all of my notes on HTML, CSS, Ruby, etc in HTML i.e. I'm effectively building a website while learning how to build a website.

I need a better way to describe it. It feels so meta, but I feel like I've upped my understanding of the material by taking notes this way, and I highly recommend it to anyone else who feels like they might be struggling with the concepts presented.

**Element Attribute="Value"**?

This is the pattern I've noticed during the HTML deep dive and subsequent lessons. <table border="5" cellpadding="5" cellspacing ="5"> <element attribute="value" attribute="value" attribute="value">

I've heard various instructors refer to elements, attributes, and values, but I'm not sure I've heard yet (maybe I've missed it) iron-clad definitions of these terms. But that's the pattern I keep seeing whenever an instructor does refer to it.

Element Attribute="Value"

Is this the way it always works in HTML?

2 Answers

Isko Croix
Isko Croix
Courses Plus Student 3,154 Points

Immersive, hands-on learning is the best way to go. Please share your website with the rest of the Treehouse community when you're done with it.

This page helped me to understand how elements, attributes, and values relate to one another and work together: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_attributes.asp

Happy coding!

I absolutely plan on sharing. I'm excited about it. I'm going to spend some extra time on it this weekend so it can be something I'm not embarrassed to share with people. Right now it looks a little rough around the edges. That link is really useful, thanks!

Evan Miller, how did your project turn out? I'd love to see it!