Archive | January, 2012

Reading Assignment One- Floats

20 Jan

F L O A T S

1.) what you learned?

I never really considered the importance of floats in creating a sense of organization and ease to the eye of the viewer. In HTML and CSS there are four values that can be applied: left, right, inherit and none. Left: will move elements to the left-most boundary of its parent element. The same goes for the right: the element would be sent off to the right-most boundary of its parent element. The inherit code tells an element to inherit the float value of its parent element. None is the default value and tells an element not to float at all. What floats do is adjust the elements of websites to the size of the screen they are being viewed on. They help to unify and organized important information on a web page so that the most important elements in they website remain on the screen to be viewed as the page was intended to be seen.

2.) after you experimented with floats, what did you find that worked or was frustrating?

After experimenting with floats I learned that the most important thing about any sort of work with HTML and CSS is that you keep your codes strait. It can be easy to miss a comma or closing of a command. But once you get every thing organized and coded correctly its pretty smooth sailing. I found that making the floats did help keep information centered no matter how much I altered the page.