Chapter 1

Exploring Basic HTML

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Learning the purpose of HTML

check Understanding basic HTML structure

check Adding headlines, paragraphs, hyperlinks, and images

check Formatting web page text

check Creating a basic HTML website

“You affect the world by what you browse.”

— TIM BERNERS-LEE

HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, is used in every single web page you browse on the Internet. Because the language is so foundational, a good first step for you is to start learning HTML.

In this chapter, you discover the HTML basics, including basic HTML structure and how to make text appear in the browser. Next, you find out how to format text and display images in a web browser. Finally, you create your own, and possibly first, HTML website. You may find that HTML without any additional styling appears to be very plain, and doesn’t look like the websites you normally visit on the Internet. After you code a basic website using HTML, you will use additional languages in later chapters to add even more ...

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