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HTML Tutorial - How To HTML Code For Dummies
HTML coding is a must when it comes to creating web pages online.
HTML can be simple to learn. This guide will teach you some of the basic HTML coding that will help you create your first web page!
To Start A Web Page
The HTML code of a web page starts like this:
Type your HTML code in your computers text writing program such as notepad(PC) or textedit(MAC). You should save the file on your computer as "title".html
Always remember to put the ".html" at the end!
If you are using a MAC you will need to make sure that you are typing your code as "plain text." Click "format" and then "make plain text."
After you have saved your web page you can open it with your web browser, such as Safari or Internet Explorer. I like to open my page every time I change something to make sure it's coming out as planned!
The <TITLE> is the line of words that you see at the very top of your web browser.
Your <TITLE> should be short and descriptive of your page.
The <BODY> portion of your code is where you put everything that will be contained on your web page such as; text, images, videos, and more!
You can also use the <BODY> to change the background of your web page but I'll save that for another hub!
To add text to your web page simply type the text after the <BODY> tag. The </BODY> tag ends the web page, so be sure that everything is between those two tags!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your web page, but I'll save most of that for another hub as well. This one is just for the basics!
Start typing the text of your page and save the file and open with your browser to see how it looks!
Sample Web Page
Here is a sample web page, called Dingy's Website, for you to copy and save on your computer. Use this as your test page. Make changes and see how they look with your browser!
Hello, welcome to my web page. This is a sample website that I made for you to change!
Now you should know some of the basics to making a website. Try it out see how you like it! Remember your web page can only be viewed on your computer! It is not "online" unless you purchase a web domain and upload your page.
Good luck, and watch for more hubs on HTML coding!
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