IN THIS CHAPTER:
1 About HTML
2 Use HTML Tags
3 About Empty Tags and Nesting
4 Use Attributes and Values
5 About Using Special Characters
6 About Proper HTML Coding
7 Set Up a Web Page's Basic HTML Structure
8 Add a Title and Head
9 Add and Format Text
10 About Creating Hyperlinks
11 About Adding Graphics
12 About Choosing a Hosting Service
13 About Posting Your Page
Throughout this book, you'll learn to build web pages primarily through visual, easy-to-use tools such as Netscape Composer, and online sites such as GeoCities and eBay.
The great thing about those tools and services is their simplicity. To build a web page, you don't need to know a thing about coding or using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), the underlying language of the Web.
But there may well be times when you want to customize your web pages more than those sites or tools allow. Perhaps you'll want to change an image size , jazz up some text, or change the layout in the way those tools don't let you. In that case, you'll turn to HTML.
In this chapter, you'll learn the basics of HTML, beginning with learning what a tag is, all the way through building an entire page using HTML.