HTML Basics

The Pages that we see in the Internet are written using HTML language (HyperText 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 have a command between the symbols "<" and ">". The first label indicates a beginning, and second, which includes the symbol "/", indicates the end.

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

A basic HTML Page will be like this:



<TITLE> My first web Page </TITLE>


<A href:""> Click here to go to teacherClick</A>


rest of the web Page...




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