Tuesday, September 23, 2008

How to Write Code Tutorials on Associated Content

Today's guest post is from our Tech team. The plan was to post an abbreviated version of Sr. Software Engineer Mike S's article on "Demonstrating HTML and Other Code Samples on AC and Elsewhere" but, funnily enough, I ran into some HTML issues with Blogger (it wasn't crazy about the HTML examples that were in the article) so I've created a condensed version and encourage you to go to the main article if you're interested in learning more.

Writing coding tutorials on AC is pretty simple, once you understand a of HTML basics such as the "pre"(in this article, " equals < for display purposes) HTML tag and ASCII encoding. These concepts apply to writing code tutorials outside of AC, if you are able to publish bare HTML. You can use this tutorial to publish help tips on any language, from HTML and JavaScript to PHP, Peri or Python.

Mike explains the HTML "pre" tag and its significance and takes a brief look at ASCII Encoding. He wraps up with a few samples of how to write code samples on AC and provides some simple examples to go along with his instruction. It's a useful article for anyone who has run into difficulty while writing code tutorials on Associated Content.

If you'd like to read the full article on Associated Content and get the unadulterated benefit of Mike's coding knowledge, click here.


Anonymous said...

You blew the link to the article.

AC_Laura said...

Woops, thanks for the heads up. Should be fixed now.