HTML TUTORIAL by Geoff McCausland

TABLE OF CONTENTS

HTML DOCUMENT STRUCTURE & THE HEADER SECTION

THE BODY SECTION & COMMENTS

FORMATTING TEXT

ANCHORS

IMAGES

TABLES

HTML DOCUMENT STRUCTURE & THE HEADER SECTION

ALL HTML DOCUMENTS MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURE:

<HTML> <== this is a "Tag"

<HEAD> <== this is the "Header Tag"

</HEAD> <== this is the "Closing Header Tag"

<BODY> <== this is the "Body Tag"

</BODY> <== this is the "Closing Body Tag"

</HTML>

THE HEADER SECTION <HEAD> </HEAD>

TITLE <TITLE> </TITLE>

You can put the title of the webpage in the header section <HEAD>...</HEAD>. This will be displayed in the title bar of the browser window. This title will also be used when you create a bookmark (or favorite place). It's not necessary to define a title because if you don't most browsers will just show the URL (address) in the title bar and as the title for the bookmark.
note: If you don't define a title, Netscape Communicator will make a bookmark with no title instead of the URL.

<TITLE>HTML TUTORIAL</TITLE>

META TAGS <META>

Meta Tags are mainly used for search engines that send "BOTS" or "SPIDERS" out to visit your website. Some of them will make a database of all the words on your page, others will look for the information in the Meta Tags.

<meta content="A Basic HTML Tutorial to get you started creating Web pages.">
<meta content="HTML, Tutorial, Help, Webpage, Basic">
<meta name="author" content="Geoff McCausland (webpro@jetlink.net)">

I know there are more that you can use but I'm not sure what they are.

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