Creating a Web Page HyperText Markup Language. HTML Documents Created using any text editor Notepad Vi, Pico, or Emacs If using word-processor,
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HTML Documents Created using any text editor Notepad Vi, Pico, or Emacs If using word-processor, save as “text only with line breaks” WYSIWYG Front Page HomeSite http://www.allaire.com
Tags Explained HTML tags mark elements of a file i.e. titles, paragraphs, tables, lists tags are usually paired to start and end the tag instruction My Home Page HTML is not case sensitive
Minimal HTML Document An HTML document is composed of a single element:... that is, in turn, composed of head and body elements:... and...
Elements usually placed in the head element:... Specify a document title which will appear in the blue title bar of your page Elements usually placed in the body element: text and formatting tags, hyperlinks, images Minimal HTML Document
Example: A Simple Example Welcome to the world of HTML!
Other Formatting tags Headings h1 largest - h6 smallest Paragraphs Alignment Text Styles Forced Line Breaks Horizontal Rules
Attributes Some tags may include attributes Alignment (use with paragraphs, images, etc.) Background, text, and link colors This creates a window with a black background (bgcolor), white text (text), and silvery hyperlinks (link). http://www.hidaho.com/colorcenter/cc.html Graphics Background
Inline Images To include graphics on a page, use the img src tag. Use image files with.gif or.jpg extensions Example: URL of image file can be substituted for name of file Size the image with height and width atributes
Adding Links start with: follow with the text that will serve as the hypertext link in the document end with the ending anchor tag Example: My Resume
Additional Information A Beginner’s Guide to HTML http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/General/Internet/WWW/HTMLPrimer.html HTML Quick Reference http://www.cc.ukans.edu/~acs/docs/other/HTML_quick.shtml
Web Page Homework Create a Web page with: title graphic link to something varying type sizes with some bold or italic background color besides gray or white horizontal rule These are the minimum requirements. You may add more if you want.
Steps create your file in Notepad save file as index.html in h:\Personal all images and link files should also be in h:\Personal use Explorer or Netscape to view the file Choose menu item File, then Open, and Browse to find your file Edit the notepad file and view with the browser until web page is complete
Design Tips Use restraint with colors and backgrounds Avoid big stuff Don’t use blinking messages Make reading easy on the eyes Keep offensive content off your page Keep it simple Edit your pages