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Welcome to HTML

Created: 19/09/10 Views: 1003 myFave Image

In this introduction we will cover HTML's basic uses and tags.

HTML is the acronym for Hypertext Markup Language. HTML is the basic programming language for web sites/web pages. It is the HTML scripting that allows your web browser to understand how your web page should look. To develop your web development/design skills and scripts you should have a great understanding of HTML.
HTML is a file type and can be recognized by the HTML file extension (.html). HTML files can be written in majority of simple text programs, including notepad and wordpad, as long as the .html file extension is used.

The usual structure for a html file contains <html> </html> tags which are used to determine the start and end of the HTML, <head> </head> tags are used for hidden coding which the browser reads but does not display, and finally <body> </body> tags which is there the visual structure for the web page is coded.

These tags are positioned like this;
  • <html>
  • <head>
  • <!--None visual script goes here-->
  • </head>
  • <body>
  • <!--Visual script goes here-->
  • </body>
  • </html>

There are many HTML tags and I'm sure that you will always discover new ones even after you feel you know all of them. In the following tutorials I will show you the most common ones and how to put them into practice. By the end of the HTML tutorials you will be able to create a beautiful static web page.

next tutorial: Basic layout of the <head> tag

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