1. Understand what HTML is. HTML is the coding language that makes web-pages. To see what it looks like, go into IE and right-click to choose "View Source".You will see a page of code, and that is HTML. That code is what your browser sees and then interprets it into as that web-page
o In Internet Explorer, the VIEW menu option is "source". In Mozilla Firefox, press [Ctrl]+U to view the page's source code. In Safari, select View - View Source (or Option+Command+U).
2. Make your initial web page as simple as possible. If you don't, you'll likely get overwhelmed by the syntax and the script languages.
o It's important to remember that you'll be writing your information between an opening HTML tag and a closing HTML tag. An opening tag looks like this: <___> . A closing tag looks like this: </___> . Eventually, the ___ is replaced with a code.
3. Go to Start, then "Programs" and then "Accessories." Click "Notepad."
4. Tell the browser what language you are using. Type <html>. It is the first tag you write that tells the computer you're starting a web-page. It will also be closed last, so at the end of the document, close it off by typing this : </html> . This ends the web page.
5. Add the heading of the page as shown.
6. Give your page a title. A title is important because it gives your users an idea what the page is about. Also, when users bookmark your site, that title is all they will see in their bookmark list. The title for HTML code is <title>. Close it off at the end of your title by writing </title> The title is going to show on the tab don't expect it to be the title of the actual website.
7. Work on the bodyof the page. Type <body> to open the body tag. Then close the body tag by typing </body>. The bulk of the information for your web-page goes between <body> and </body>.
o To give your web-page a background color, you can add a style to the body. Instead of simply writing <body>, write <body >. You can try a different color or even a hex code. The words in the quotation marks are known as "attributes." They must be surrounded by quotation marks!
8. Write some text between the body tags.
o To make the text go to the next line (like pressing "Enter" on your keyboard), write<br>.
o Want to add a marquee, otherwise known as a word that moves across a screen? Simply type <marquee>TEXT GOES HERE</marquee>.
9. Add some pictures. If you want to put a picture from the Internet onto your web page, the HTML code for pictures is <img src="URL"> . The closing tag is: </img>. However, the closing tag is optional.
10. Check to make sure all of your tags are closed. Your webpage should look something like this:
11. Save your work. Go to "save as", put a filename with an .html extension (such as "testfile.html")and choose "all files" or "text" under file type. It won't work if both are not done. Go find the page wherever you saved it, double click it, and your default web browser should open up your very own web-page.
· If your web-page isn't working, copy and paste the sample HTML code from above and save as instructed, then view the page. Play around with the existing code as you learn.
· When you open a tag, you must close it unless it is one of the special tags that don't need to be closed. These would include <img> or <hr>. However, when in doubt, close the tag.
· Closing tags cannot be placed anywhere. The "last" tag "in" must be the "first" tag "out." It should look like this: <tag1><tag2> statements </tag2></tag1>
· Here is an example of an incorrect placement of tags <tag1><tag2> statements </tag1></tag2>
· This article tells you how to create a web-page. Consult the related wikiHows below for information on how to publish your web-page.
· If you want to tweak the code, find the file and rename the ".htm" to ".txt". Alternatively, you could save two copies of the code, one of them being .htm and the other one being .txt . This allows you to edit edit it later on.
· Being able to whip up a simple web-page in minutes flat can be a useful method of impressing your friends. You could walk up to one of your friends and offer to make one for them. They will probably be impressed and flattered.
· Many people make a living designing pages. Work on your skills and you might be able to as well!
· Use a template for testing changes you make on personal web sites such as Myspace, prior to making the actual changes.
· To make more advanced web sites, use a web editor like Microsoft Expression Web.
· You can find many tutorials to help with this around the web. Do a google search for HTML code tutorials.
· You can also try Adobe Dreamweaver. It should help you, when you have some problems, as it shows, what problem you have and how to fix it.
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