Chapter 1: Adding Text,
Images, and Links
In This Chapter
⻬ Understanding HTML basics
⻬ Working with semantic markup
⻬ Inserting text and graphics
⻬ Hyperlinking text and graphics to other pages
⻬ Labeling objects in preparation for using CSS
⻬ Making page content accessible with HTML
t this point in the design process, you have already discovered a little
bit about HTML coding, syntax, and structure. To complement that
knowledge, you’ve also made several important decisions about the look
and feel of your design and have hopefully already mocked up the home
page in your preferred graphics software program and presented your
design to your Web client for review and approval. In this chapter, you find
out how to put all those pieces together into a single HTML document.
To start, you find out about setting up a basic, bare-bones
HTML page, which you can use for any Web project. After
that, the specifics of your particular Web site come into
play. The first couple of times you put a Web site
together can certainly feel daunting, to say the least.
That feeling of building a Web site from scratch can
be similar to the feeling a painter has when looking
at a fresh blank canvas. Where should you begin?
What should you do first? While no one perfect
solution exists, try not to let the options over-
whelm you. Instead, focus your energies on building
that first page. After the first page is built, construct-
ing the rest of the site should come relatively easily.
In addition to the basics, this chapter also covers using
meta tags; adding content (such as text and graphics) to the
body of the page; creating hyperlinks to other pages from text and
graphics; marking up content and labeling objects properly in preparation
all Web visitors, both human and machine.
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