02-13-2008, 07:32 AM
I'm an inexperienced self-taught website developer, who usually needs things spelt out in the plainest way possible.
I have most of my pages in simple HTML.
I know that the proper code is <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> for an HTML page that occasionally changes.
02-13-2008, 08:15 AM
The exact DOCTYPE Declaration is as follows:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
You need not change this for adding scripts.
02-13-2008, 08:27 AM
02-13-2008, 09:14 AM
02-13-2008, 04:49 PM
As you gain experience, you're likely going to want to step up into strict DOCTYPES (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/doctype/).
It'll give you a little more control over how your page is displayed once you get a handle on things.
02-13-2008, 04:54 PM
you should also be using xhtml not html 4.01 xhtml came out over 8 years ago now.. html 4.01 was released in 1998.. it's very out dated.
02-13-2008, 06:55 PM
Thanks, wish I had the time to spare to go back to school.
Never learned the difference in xhtml and html, as I started out in design using Dreamweaver 4, and I only learned what html I know from looking at and examining the code of what I'd designed. As I said, I'm a completely self-taught amateur.
My starting out priorities were 1]quality generic domain grab 2] basic design 3]Google 4]Yahoo 5]Google 6]Google 7]Google.
Up to 12 months ago the strategy was working exceptionally well. - I'd achieved #1 in Google for each Generic domain's title term. Then my full-time job took over priority for 6 months and with little or no attention most sites have almost disappeared from the search results.