Chapter 4

Exploring Basic HTML

In This Chapter

arrow Learning the purpose of HTML

arrow Understanding basic HTML structure

arrow Adding headlines, paragraphs, hyperlinks, and images

arrow Formatting web page text

arrow 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 learn HTML basics, including basic HTML structure and how to make text appear in the browser. Next, you learn 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 does not 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 style to your ...

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