Hypertext Markup Language, Yes it is a language that computers understand. Sort of an international language, so that the web is standardized.
We like to call it an active participant in the internet web. It makes pages do what you want, when you want, and were you want it. Making your pages come to
life in full color on the web. With such animated motion and art. The art as you see it and want to portray on your page. You may think this part of the
learning will take forever and you could hardly ever seem to understand what the language on your page means. But for a start we can tell you this,
you can get by using a few tags. The understanding does come with time. By using simple tags first your language can grow too. It all takes a leap of
faith to put yourself out there on the web with just a page and a little luck… Perhaps the page will load as you like. But we assure you,
you will make mistakes and well that’s ok to. You will need them to learn. Finding out how to make the pages do want is in your mind.
Well that is an ongoing process of learning. As we are still learning. Every day finding some new feature on a page we want to try.
Here we can give you some basic knowledge to help you on your task in learning html. First don’t be afraid of it. You will find it gets easier
every time you view it. This is your first lesson.
Don’t be afraid to right click and right click every page you find. When you are on a page try checking it out. By right clicking,
you will get a drop down menu. Then select “view source”. It will seem like code, gibberish at first. But then you will see the structure to it.
Here is where we can help you. To locate and spot some of the tags on a page. The first thing that comes to us is a three-code tag basis for each page.
HTML, HEAD, BODY.
The page starts off opening by telling the web that its is html! By using this code tag.
< HTML >
Any word or letter in a < > is a tag.
So at the top of the html document there will be the < HTML > tag. For a quick page format of the html page we will show you how the three tags
set up on a page The second basic part is the head tag.
< HEAD >
The head sets the page title and information not viewed on the page. Just think of it like a header on a word document. But still we find very important
information here. Some times what is on the head of the document tells the page what you want it to do. How the page will act, such as load or features
the page will want you to view. Such as special code or Java! A new word for you to keep in mind. But for now trust us! Don’t follow the Java code
until you learn the basic structures of the html language. Java is another language that helps html process features and enhancements. You will only get confused.
The last, the third is the body of the document.
< BODY >
Just as in writing any page or paragraph there’s a beginning, a body, and an end! So you can just guess now that the body holds all the text for your page
as well as your images, gifs or jpgs. You could find Java here as well, telling your page to load a feature or enhancement HERE!
So not as to confuse you any more for your first lesson you have just learned that each page has a Beginning, Middle, and End!
Oh yes the end. The most important part. Make this very clear to you that each opening tag has a closing tag. Just as equal to it. Using a / to close each code.
If you forget to close! Well that is where trouble can find itself. Your code may go over and on into every thing making a bit of a mess.
So remember to close, like this…
< /HTML > at the end of a document. As well as
< /BODY >
The only significant point is to close head before you open
< HTML >
< HEAD >
< /HEAD >
< BODY >
< /BODY >
< /HTML >
This is only the beginning!