In This Chapter
Creating a basic web page
Understanding the most critical HTML tags
Setting up your system to work with HTML
Viewing your pages
This chapter is your introduction to building web pages. Before this slim chapter is finished, you'll have your first page up and running. It's a humble beginning, but the basic web technology you learn here is the foundation of everything happening on the web today.
In this minibook, you discover the modern form of web design using HTML5. Your web pages will be designed from the ground up, which makes them easy to modify and customize. Although you figure out more advanced techniques throughout this book, you'll take the humble pages you discover in this chapter and make them do all kinds of exciting things.
Here's the great news: The most important web technology you need is also the easiest. You don't need any expensive or complicated software, and you don't need a powerful computer. You probably have everything you need to get started already.
No more talking! Fire up a computer ...