Chapter 5. Introduction to HTML: Basic Tags, Tables, and Frames

Chapter Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to understand:

Creating a Web site is next to impossible without some use of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). HTML is the text markup language currently used on the World Wide Web to indicate the structure and formatting of most Web pages. Web developers use this language to tell Web browsers how to display Web pages. HTML is a relatively simple Web development language to learn and you can quickly and easily build a very professional-looking set of Web pages immediately by implementing a few common HTML tags.

An HTML document is a plain text file (often referred ...

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