So, you've never created a website before, you have no clue what HTML is and you want to get started. For starters, HTML stands for "Hyper Text Mark-up Language", that is just a fancy way to say the basic website making language. The code is very straight foward and easy to learn. So lets make our first site! Open Microsoft Notepad and insert all the code we show you into it. When your ready to view what you have made save as a html or htm file. Then open in your preferred browser.
Finding your webhost!
The #1 thing you need before you can make a website is a webhost. A webhost is someone who owns a server that is connected to the internet and they make your website available to other people. It is possible to set up a server on your own computer but that takes a lot more work and it is much easier to have someone else host it for you. Here are some free hosts to get you started:
Those are all free hosts, they will display ads on your website in return for providing you with hosting. If you would like to not have ads displayed on your site you can go with a paid host. This site is hosted by HostingZoom.com. I would start with a free host until you've figured everything out. Then when know what your doing switch to a paid host.
Starting your first page!
In every single HTML page you will ever make you will need this basic code.
Breaking Down the Code:
It looks like this:
The <BODY> tag is where you put all the code you want to be displayed on your site. Then the </HTML> tag tells the browser that you are done writing HTML.
Copy and paste this into notepad to create your very first page.
<TITLE>My Very First Web Page!!! </TITLE>
Hello World! This is my very first web page.
Now, save the file as "myfirstpage.htm"
Then, open your preferred browser. (We prefer Mozilla Firefox.)
In the browser, go: File - Open File - (choose your saved file titled "myfirstpage.htm") - Open
You should now see a white page with text that says " Hello World! This is my very first web page." The title of the page should be "My Very First Web Page!!!"
Congratulations!!! You have just created your first page with HTML.
The next few pages in the HTML section are to inform you of other tags that make your HTML page look better and perform with more functionality...