BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HTML
by Ben A.
Before you start reading this guide, let me note that if you're new to HTML, you should read the
introduction and then the three parts in order. To view the source code (and thus understand what
I'm talking about) select View, Page Source, or something like that. It's similar on all
browsers; when in doubt, press F1. And now, some info about HTML.
The source code of this page contains the text you see on the screen plus a bunch of tags that
tell the browser what to do with it. For example, this sentence contains the <B> tag,
which makes text bold. The rest of this guide deals with these tags and what they are
used for. To write an HTML document, fire up a good text editor, type in the source code, and
save it with a .html extension. (You can also use Composer, FrontPage, PageMill, or a dozen
other HTML authoring tools and not worry about tags, but that would defeat the purpose of reading
this guide, wouldn't it?) To view your new page, open your browser and select File, Open, much
the same as you would in a word processor. And now, for actually writing the pages.
Section 1: Basics - Everything you need to know in order to make a webpage.
Section 2: Formatting - How to make text look the way you want it to look.
Section 3: Images - Images and how to position them.
Table of Contents - A listing of everything in this guide.