047: I am having problems with a web page I am creating; where can I get help?
This FAQ generally refers to traditional hand-coded HTML web pages, but may have application to pages in the school's Content Management System as well, since one can hand-edit CMS code by clicking the "Show Source" button within CMS web pages.
When a web page you write just doesn't look right, the culprit is generally incorrect HTML code in the page. There are many resources available to help you solve "broken HTML" problems.
The CCIT Web Services page (http://ccit.mines.edu/CCIT-Web-Services) includes information on common topics like:
• Maintaining Your Website (http://ccit.mines.edu/CCIT-Web-Maintaining-Your-Web-Site)
• A simple introduction to HTML tags (http://ccit.mines.edu/CCIT-Web-Basic-HTML)
• Managing pages remotely (http://ccit.mines.edu/CCIT-Web-Managing-Remote-Files)
Some useful external web resources not affiliated with Mines include:
• The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) code validator (https://validator.w3.org/) which lets you check your code for common mistakes
• W3Schools HTML code reference documentation (http://www.w3schools.com/TAGS/default.asp)
If you have a broken web page served via http://www.mines.edu/ or http://inside.mines.edu/ or a departmental web site like http://chemeng.mines.edu/, submit a request for assistance to the Mines Help Center "Helpdesk" (http://helpdesk.mines.edu/).