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Learning HTML



What is HTML?

- HTML means Hyper Text Markup Language.
- The tags tell the Web browser how to display the page.
- A HTML file must have an html extension.
- A HTML file may created using a simple text editor.

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Wanna try it?

Open Notepad.

Type in the following text:
<html>
<head>
<title>Page Title</title>
</head>
<body>
This is my first webpage This is bold text
</body>
</html>

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Save the file as "homepage.html.
Start your Internet browser. Select "Open" in the File menu of your browser. A dialog box will appear. Select "Browse" and locate the HTML file you just created - "homepage.html - select it and click "Open". Now you should see an address in the dialog box, for example "C:\MyDocuments\mypage.htm". Click OK, and the browser will display the page.

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Note on HTML Editors:
You can quickly and easily edit HTML files using an editor like FrontPage, Claris Home Page, or Adobe PageMill instead of writing your markup tags in a plain text file.
However, if you want to become a skilled Web developer, I strongly recommend that you use a plain text editor to learn your primer HTML

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2006-04-27 [iippo]: A HTML file must have an html extension. - Does it mean .html or .htm as in your address-example, and what's the difference between the two?

2006-04-27 [LadyMoon]: One thing: you're not telling anything =\ Everyone on the web is capable of finding the basic layout of a webpage (Head, Body etc.) and yet, that's all you're saying. You're not explaining how to add images, how to work with text, how to change the font, the colour of the font, the size, how to create links etc. This tutorial is floating on the surface.

2006-04-27 [Stephen]: I'm making an entire chain of them. :)

2006-04-27 [Stephen]: This is the very basic, I plan on making tutortials on almost every aspect of HTML

2006-04-27 [Stephen]: [iippo] htm files were used when extensions were only allowed three letters, so the extension was .htm  most programs allow and read four letter extensions .html  there is not difference really. :)

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