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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Taking It Further

We hope this chapter has inspired you to look further into web design. It’s taken you from your first HTML tag, through to marking up your web page, styling your document (including a navbar and floating images), and finally publishing your site, all using free software on your Raspberry Pi.

This was a necessarily short introduction. HTML has forms, tables, and new structural tags in HTML5 to save you from needing quite so many <div> tags. CSS can do much more too, including background images, multicolumn layouts, and buttons that light up when the mouse rolls over them. Finally, there’s JavaScript, which enables you to make web pages change over time and respond to what the visitor does.

As you dig deeper into web design, you might want to use more specialist tools that make you more productive. Bluefish is a free HTML editor that enables you to enter tags using simple buttons or menus and helps you to complete the tags you’re typing. You can install it (see Chapter 5) using

sudo apt-get install bluefish

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