The language is composed of a set of key words enclosed in angle brackets,
called "tags". Most HTML tags have "begin" and "end" formats, and act
like parentheses; tags are not case sensitive. All HTML documents should
begin with the tag < HTML > and end with < /HTML >. Single tags
controlling paragraphs < P > and line breaks < BR > can be used to
force carriage returns
since the browser skips over most formatting, arranging words to fit the
current window size. In addition to certain tags controlling document
structure, there are some common HTML tags to control headers, formatting,
lists, tables, hypertext or anchor links, and graphic images.
To create a web page, just type up a document using any text editor, and insert the necessary HTML tags. Then save the file with an extender ".html" in a directory called "web-docs" that you create on your UNIX account. The HTML file that generated this page was called "sample.html". The default file name on our server is "index.html" and should be used for a personal home page. Below you will find examples of some simple HTML features.
Tables are very versatile. Tags define
table rows ( < TR >) and columns ( < TD >, or Table Data).
|I hope you enjoy making web pages. Look at the source of this document and others you find on the Internet to see how various HTML features are used.|