Free Online Basic HTML Tutorial
HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the lingua franca of the Internet. It is not a language per se, so you don't need any prior programming experience, though common sense is very much a required attribute! HTML is very simple, trust me.
What is HyperText?
Hypertext means that some text in the HTML document carries a link to a different location. Such links can be present either on the same page or some other page located on another computer page. On clicking this 'hot spot', the viewer is transferred to that location.
What is Markup?
Markup means that specific portions of a document are marked up to indicate how they should be displayed in the browser.
HTML carries information about the web page though, the display of the document is solely dependent on the browser. For this reason, you should test your HTML code in the two most used browsers, Internet Explorer from Microsoft and Netscape Communicator from Netscape. With HTML you can embed various objects such as images, video, sound in your pages.
What will you learn in this HTML tutorial?
This is a basic HTML tutorial that describes and explains some common HTML tags. By the end of this tutorial you should be able to create simple HTML pages. Advanced HTML tags with tips on page layout can be found in the next tutorial, Advanced HTML tutorial.
The Tips and Tricks section features some interesting tips on HTML. You should explore this section only after completing the two HTML tutorials.
The tutorial consists of 24 sessions as follows:
- Free HTML Tutorial - What you need
- HTML and tutorial - Your first HTML file
- Basic HTML tutorial - basic tags
- HTML commands - Format of a tag
- HTML basics - Headings
- HTML primer - HTML Comment Tags
- HTML course - The <BR> (break) Tag
- Free HTML course - Physical tags
- HTML guide - Logical Tags
- HTML Reference Guide - The <HR> Tag
- Guide to HTML - HTML Document Design
- Learning HTML - Text Controlling Tags Part 1
- HTML code - Text Controlling Tags Part 2
- HTML kit - Text Controlling Tags Part 3
- HTML coding - HTML Lists
- HTML help - Special Characters
- HTML tag tutorial - Creating hyperlinks on web pages
- HTML lesson - What are URLs?
- Free HTML lesson - how to include images in web pages part 1
- Beginner guide to HTML - Including images in web pages part 2
- HTML programming tutorial - Creating hyperlinks using images
- Free HTML - The <BODY> tag attributes
- HTML script - mailto: enabling emailing on your web site
- Tutorial HTML - Conclusion
Remember HTML is NOT CASE SENSITIVE, you can write your code in either uppercase or lowercase.
(Note: HTML is case sensitive when it comes to character entities, which you shall learn in session 16.)
Best of luck and happy learning!
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