Why You Should Learn HTML

Written by Debra Hamer

Do you have a website or are you planning on creating a website inrepparttar near future? You owe it to yourself to at least learn some basic HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language). Even if someone else is creating and maintaining your website there are some basics you should know. What if that person is not available and you need to add or make changes to your website? I’ve always believed if you have a business, computer, website, or whatever, you need to know how it works. Don’t depend on someone else. Besides why pay someone else when you can do it yourself free of charge.

In this article I will explain some basic HTML formats for you. Believe me it will come in handy at one point or another. I, myself, have only learned some ofrepparttar 118029 basics and I have been able to add, change, and make corrections on my own website by myself.

When you come across a website you like and would like to use a similar layout or text pattern, look atrepparttar 118030 page in HTML code. You can do this by clicking on “View” atrepparttar 118031 top ofrepparttar 118032 screen, then choose “Document Source” or “Source” and you can seerepparttar 118033 page as a HTML document. If you are using AOL then right click on any area onrepparttar 118034 page without any text or images, then select “View Source”. At first it will look like Greek to you but after learning some basic HTML it will start to make sense.

First you will need a word processor program such as Windows “Notepad” or any other word processor you might have. You are working with simple text. You will need to save your document usingrepparttar 118035 “save as” command and give it an html suffix, ex: Mynewdocument.html or Mynewdocument.htm (you can use either suffix html or htm).

HTML works in a simple, logical format. It reads top to bottom and left to right. What are used to set sections apart like bigger text, smaller text, bold text, underlined text are tags. Tags are commands. If you wanted a line of text to be bold you will place a tag atrepparttar 118036 point you wantrepparttar 118037 bold text to start and a tag atrepparttar 118038 end of where you wantrepparttar 118039 bold text to stop.

All tags start withrepparttar 118040 less-than sign < and end withrepparttar 118041 greater-than sign >, always. What is between these signs isrepparttar 118042 tag or command. You will need to learn what tag does what. Let’s first learnrepparttar 118043 bold command. The following is an example of making your text bold. The tag for bold is “B”. You can use uppercase or lowercase, it doesn’t matter. Here is an example:

This is how it will look in HTML format - This text needs to be bold

Here is how it will look when converted to normal view – This text needs to be bold   Did you noticerepparttar 118044 slight difference inrepparttar 118045 ending tag? There is a slash / beforerepparttar 118046 b. That means it isrepparttar 118047 end tag. Onlyrepparttar 118048 text betweenrepparttar 118049 start and end tags will be in bold. Now let’s add a twist by putting one ofrepparttar 118050 words in italics.

This is how it will look in HTML format - This text needs to be bold

Here is how it will look in normal view – This text needs to be bold   There are some tags that are an exception torepparttar 118051 rule about having to have a start and end tag. You don’t have to have an end tag when using these tags. Here are some examples.

this command places a line acrossrepparttar 118052 page. HR stands for “horizontal reference”.

this command breaksrepparttar 118053 text and jumps torepparttar 118054 next line, likerepparttar 118055 return key.

this command stand for “paragraph”, it doesrepparttar 118056 same thing asrepparttar 118057
command but skips a line.

Every page you create with HTML will needrepparttar 118058 HTML tag which denotes it is an HTML document andrepparttar 118059 end HTML tag will be atrepparttar 118060 end of your document. The next tags will be your start Title tag and your end Title tag . The title of your document will go in between these two tags. The title will show up inrepparttar 118061 title bar on your browser when you are looking atrepparttar 118062 page in normal view.

Meta Tags Explained-Create and Check Your Meta Tags

Written by stephen cope

Meta Tags Explained-Create and Check Your Meta Tags

Meta Tags are used to describe information aboutrepparttar document to search engine robots, browsers and other automatic programs. Here we will examinerepparttar 118028 most important Meta tags and how to create and check them. Although they are not difficult to create manually there are tools available for generating and checking Meta Tags that make it easier for those not familiar with HTML.

Meta tags are contained between repparttar 118029 tags nearrepparttar 118030 top ofrepparttar 118031 page and are invisible torepparttar 118032 end user. Although there are many meta tags we really only need to concern ourselves  withrepparttar 118033 4 commonly used tags:
  • Title
  • Description

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