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HTML Basics

You can use this HTML course by going through each page in order by following the links at the top and bottom of each page, or you can click on the links of each topic in the menu sections on this page.

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History of HTML
Writing HTML Code Part 1
Writing HTML Code Part 2
Writing HTML Code Part 3
VTC HTML Video
VTC HTML5 Video

HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the main markup language for displaying web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser. HTML is written in the form of HTML elements consisting of tags enclosed in angle brackets (like <html>), within the web page content. HTML tags most commonly come in pairs like <h1> and </h1>, although some tags, known as empty elements, are unpaired, for example <img>. The first tag in a pair is the start tag, the second tag is the end tag (they are also called opening tags and closing tags). In between these tags web designers can add text, tags, comments and other types of text-based content.

The purpose of a web browser is to read HTML documents and compose them into visible or audible web pages. The browser does not display the HTML tags, but uses the tags to interpret the content of the page.

HTML elements form the building blocks of all websites. HTML allows images and objects to be embedded and can be used to create interactive forms. It provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, quotes and other items. It can embed scripts in languages such as JavaScript which affect the behavior of HTML webpages.

Web browsers can also refer to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define the appearance and layout of text and other material. The W3C, maintainer of both the HTML and the CSS standards, encourages the use of CSS over explicitly presentational HTML markup. For more visit wikipedia.org

Some great tutorial sites for learning how to write code
www.w3schools.com
htmldog.com
www.devguru.com

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
www.w3c.org

W3C Markup Validation Service
validator.w3.org

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