HTML & CSS
I'm responsible for managing a site within my organization's Intranet. However, all I can edit is what goes between the <body> tags - no header access, and no ability to upload a separate stylesheet. Does anyone have suggestions for creating a reasonably modern looking website? Embedded CSS is fine so long as it can go within the <body> tags. I recognize that the days of html-only templates are long gone, and for good reason...nevertheless, I have to make the best of what I've got.
I am looking to create pages for linking to instructional material - some text with screenshots, some video tutorials, some links to outside websites. Clear navigation is key. This site is for the library at a medium-sized hospital network.
I forgot to mention: a good chunk of our users are still running IE6. Many of the younger physicians and nurses use Firefox, but it's not installed on all hospital computers. This is - to me - ridiculous, but it will not change within the near future and it's beyond my control.
Though not a good practice, you can always use a <style> element inside the <body> element, instead of how it should be, inside the <head> element. Like this:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Odd style element: inside body element</title>
<h1>Take a look</h1>
<p>It's not the way you should do it, doctor.</p>
<p id="house">But if it means you have to break the rules, than you should know I very much like House M.D. ;)</p>
You should also know, Microsoft has IE6 on DNR policy
Thanks! I'll try that.
I've given up on good practice when it comes to the Intranet...I appreciate your help with breaking the rules!
And welcome to Sitepoint!