To create your own website you must first learn the definition of the
terms we will be using. HTML: Hyper Text Markup
Language. <HTML> tags are instructions to Web browsers
on how they should format and display the different parts of
a Web page. <TITLE>: This tag is used to add a title to the
top of your Web page. The second tag, which is called the
end tag, tells the browser where to turn off the function. The one
difference between a start tag and an end tag is that the
end tag has a slash in it like this </>.
Now, let's begin to hard-code texts.
<TITLE>Your page's Title goes right here</TITLE>
Here, you place your page's main information
The first tag in every HTML document is <HTML> and the last tag is
</HTML>.The </HTML> tag tells the Web
browser that all the information that follows, the <HTML> tag should
be treated as a Web page and the </HTML> tag
tells the browser where the page stops.
After the <HTML> tag the <HEAD> tag follows. The purpose
of the HEAD section is to provide general information about a particular Web page,
but this information is not actually displayed in the page's body. The
section then follows the head. The BODY section is where you place all
of your Web page's information.
After you finish each and every Web page you create, save it as a HTML
document (.html or .htm). If you're not sure how to save
it, here is how you do it: in your notepad or word document
window click File then Save As and then name your first page
as index.html. To check if it works, double click on your file, and
In order to add a line break you need to use the <BR>
tag. What I like about this tag is that it does not have an ending
tag therefore you don't have to worry about adding an ending tag. There
is no </BR> tag. Unlike the <P> tag, the <BR>
tag does not insert a blank line between each line of text.
The <HR> tag allows you to add a horizontal line to the body
of your Web page. The Horizontal Lines (Rules) can
visibly break your page into sections. Most of the time, a good place
to add a horizontal line is at the bottom of your Web
One thing I should inform you about is the alignment tag. When you put
your information in the body tag, your information
automatically aligns to the left. Therefore, use this tag <p
align="center">to align your text in the center of the page and
use <p align="right"> to align your information to the right.
Keep in mind that Web browsers automatically place your text to the left
unless you tell the browsers to change the alignment.
In order to understand how hyperlinks work, you must first undertand
URLs which stand for Uniform Resource Locators). The format of a URL is
Protocol: in your URLs is HTTP, which stands for Hypertext Transfer
URL is an addressing system which makes it easier for people to find
the one specific file that they are looking for. Each and every single
file on the Web has its own different address which is called a Uniform
Resource Locator (URL).
Coming back to Hyperlinks, most Web pages that I have seen so far have had
hyperlinks. Hyperlinks allow you to jump from Web page to Web page around
the world just by clikcing your mouse. In order to add a hyperlink to your
Web page, you should use the following HTML code:
<a href="URL">text goes here</a>
HREF: stands for Hypertext Reference. This tag establishes a link to
another Web page and no matter where you are, with just a click of a mouse,
you can access the Web page.