How to Build a Web Site
HTML Reference and Basic HTML
What is a Web Site?
What Is HTML?
HTML Browsers (also known as
Web Browser, Internet Browser)
Common Internet Browser Programs
A Basic Web Site done in HTML - HTML=Text Document
(I specify done in HTML because there are other programming languages on the Internet that can be used to build a web site)
HTML is a text document (can be done with any text
editor) which contains some code/script that tells Internet browers what
to display, how to display it, and how to react to a variety of situations.
*Note: You can see the text/raw HTML
behind the scenes of any web page. Just select "View / Source" from your
Internet Browser options.
Tags (tags are specific instructions for Internet Browsers to interpret and display content accordingly)
Every HTML page contains certain "tags" to properly display a web page. And every HTML page has two sections "head" and "body".
*Notice each section; html, head, title, and body each have a opening tag <> and a closing tag </>
The HEAD Section Can Contain
*The TITLE open and close tags are between the head tags (this is because the Title belongs in the head section of a web page. The TITLE is not displayed on the web page, it is displayed in the browser. Look to the top left corner of your brower and you will see this pages Title; "How to Make a Web Site".
The Body Section contains all of your text,
graphics, and links.
Other Common HTML Tags
<br> = break return (starts a new line in a web page)
<p> = starts a new paragraph
<br> = break return and non breaking space (forces a new line and space)
Adding Text to your HTML Page