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Computer Notes  HTML Standards  HTML Notes: Basic, Easy Introduction - WIP

Summary:The intended audience to this series of notes is someone who is computer literate and knows how to use a web browser and text editor. No prior knowledge of HTML is assumed. One goal is to demonstrate that you do not need a special program to create a website consisting of a few pages.

WIP - This is a Work In Progress. It is incomplete and I am soliciting feedback from a friend and anyone else who actually reads through and tries the examples.

Background: HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. It is the mark-up "code" that is read by web browswers like Intenet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc., either as straight HTML or a newer, XML version of HTML called XHTML. The differences between these versions is beyond the scope of these notes. All the "experts" can't even seem to agree when you can or should use XHTML. Just know that if you use either, any web browser will be able to display your pages for some time to come. I will use both, but try to emphasize XHTML, becuase it makes your pages ready for stuff we haven't thought up yet.

  1. Intro and first page
  2. Headings, Paragraphs, Breaks, Bold, and Italic
  3. Image Tags
  4. Linking with the Anchor Tag

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