- HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language.
- It is the base code for web pages.
- It creates a visual presentation that is displayed by a web browser.
The commands in HTML coding (known as TAGS) are enclosed in angle brackets < >. The tags normally come as a set. One to open a command, and one to close it. Everything between the two tags will be affected by them. The closing tag uses a forward slash / in it.
Tags are made up of elements, properties, and values. The command letters or words are called elements. Some elements have declared settings called properties. These properties help describe or shape the way the element will work or function. The property settings are known as values. Some tags can have many properties, others have none.
The first step in building a web page is entering the FOUNDATION tags. These are the ground level commands that make up the structure of the web page code.
The general rule with HTML tags is : For every beginning, there is an ending. The tags shown with the forward slash in them / are the ending tags.
- HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language. Most all web pages are written in this code. Did I just say code instead of language? Yes! The L does happen to symbolize language, but it refers to the English language. The page is created by the code and the code is written in English. HTML itself is not a language.
- HEAD: An introduction to the web page. In this area, some of the settings for the web page are introduced such as the TITLE, and information for search engines.
- TITLE: The title for the web page. Every good page deserves a name. This name will appear in the title bar at the top of the browser window. It is also used as the file name if someone 'bookmarks' your page or saves it.
- BODY: Main program section for web page. This is where it all happens.
Table of Contents
Learn More About HTML
Learn about how to use the HTML img tag to display images in HTML.
Learn about the nuances behind using HTML Frames.
Learn about links in HTML -- one of the most important parts of any website.
Learn about image maps -- one of the ways to draw shapes directly within HTML.
Learn about HTML Forms -- one of the most important ways to make websites interactive.
HTML Text Formatting
Learn about text formatting in HTML -- from displaying text in bold, italic, or underlined.
Learn what ordered and undordered lists are in HTML and how you can create them.
Learn about some of the advanced, lesser-known features behind HTML tables.
HTML Font Formatting
Learn about the nuances of formatting fonts in HTML.
Learn bout meta tags in HTML: what they're used for and how to use them.
Learn about alignment in HTML -- the way to alter the placement of HTML elements or text on a website.
Absolute VS Relative
Learn abou the differences between absolute and relative positioning in CSS.
Learn about how to use and tables in HTML.
Learn about blockquotes -- a way to display a paragraph of text with a "buffer" on each side.
Learn about one of the lesser-known parts of an HTML document -- the Doctype.
Learn how you can leave human-readable messages ("comments") in HTML code.
HTML Title and Body
Learn about the title and body of an HTML document.
Fieldset & Legend
Learn about fieldset and legend -- ways to label data within HTML.
HTML Line Breaks
Learn about line breaks in HTML -- an important way to format text.
Learn how you can change the colors
HTML HR Lines
Learn about horizontal lines can be added using HR tags.
Sub & Sup
Learn about the sub and sup tags -- HTML tags to raise or lower text.
Music & Sound in HTML
Learn about how music and sound is used in HTML.
Learn about the non-standard Marquee HTML tag -- one that's used to create scrolling text.