HTML Basics


The Pages that we see in Internet are written using HTML language (Hyper Text Markup Language). This language is based on tags that mark the beginning and end of each element of the web Page.

For example, the title of the web Page is written between the <TITLE> and </TITLE> tags. As you see, both labels consist of putting a same command between the symbols "<" and ">". the first label indicates beginning, and second, which includes the symbol "/", indicates the end.

The tags have attributes that allow one to define the characteristics of the element on which they act. For example, <TABLE Border="1 "> indicates that the table will have an border of type 1.

A basic HTML Page will be seen like this:

 

<HTML>

<HEAD>

<TITLE> My first web Page </TITLE>

<BODY>

<A href:"http://www.teacherclick.com"> Click here to go to teacherClick</A>

rest of the web Page...

</BODY>

<HTML>

Tags that are introduced in an HTML document are not visible when the document is in a navigator (Explorer, Netscape, etc). When a user from Internet requests to see a Page the Web server sends the Page to the navigator and this interprets the tags to give format to the Page.

When we use Dreamweaver to create a web Page we don't have to worry about all this. Dreamweaver will automatically insert the tags necessary to construct the Page with the defined appearance and content in the graphical editor.



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