Chapter 2 Your First Web Pages

A wise man once said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. In this chapter, you’ll take that first metaphorical step on your journey towards website enlightenment, and create your first web page. By the end of the chapter, you’ll have duplicated that first page to form the beginnings of a multipage website.

Nice to Meet You, HTML

We’ve already touched briefly on what HTML is. In this chapter, we’ll learn the basics of HTML, periodically reviewing our progress in a browser, and steadily building up our knowledge of various HTML elements—the basic building blocks of HTML. Elements tell the web browser what each item in the page is: a paragraph, a heading, a quotation, and so on. ...

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