The very first tag in your document: <HTML> and the very last: </HTML>
The second tag in your document. Enclosed within the beginning tag:<HEAD> and the
ending tag: </HEAD> is information about the document that will not display in the
body of the document like the Title, which shows up as the title of the window when
someone is browsing your page.
The document title, which is enclosed with a begin title tag: <TITLE>and an end title
tag: </TITLE>, all of which is enclosed with the HEAD tags above. The title does
not display as part of the document itself, but appears either in the browser window
title (Netscape) or in a special box above the document (NCSA Mosaic). It is also the
text used to name your document in a bookmark list.
The complete text, images and link of what will appear as the content of your web
page is enclosed by a begin body tag: <BODY> and an end body tag: </BODY>.
II. Starter Set of Tags:
Tags for adding color to your page, varying Font Size, Bold, Italic,
Background Color, Text Color, Link Color Tags <body bgcolor="#
black" links ="
In this case is the #ffffff hexidecimal code for white. There are many resources
for finding out which code corresponds with your color choice. For example, go off
to a good internet site called ColorMaker, or check the Netscape Color Codes gif
I provide on this site and with my handouts. There are links to both these pages from the
Getting Started section of this web site.) Font Size Tags <H1>....</H1>
(H stands for headings but we can use the h1 through h6 tags throughout the body)
(No end tag needed)
Creates a space and starts a new paragraph
(No end tag needed)
Starts a new paragraph without an extra line space.
Creates a line across the page
Make a thicker line by increasing the size <HR size=10>
Hidden Text Tag
When you want to type a note to yourself in the source code that won't show on the
When you save your file, name it in the following format: name.html. Netscape knows
to open your file as a web page when it sees the html extension.
When you name your file do not capitalize.
We are working in and checking how are pages look using Netscape. Its a good idea
to try your page using another browser if you plan to put your page on the internet.
For example, check to see how your page looks using Internet Explorer or America
On Line's browser. The good news is that 80% of the browsers used are Netscape.
III. Starter Set of HTML Tags:
To go to another file on a local computer or floppy disk:
<a href="file.html"> Go to Link </a>
To go to another file on the internet:
Go to Link </a>
PBS Home Page </a>
Important Note: Be sure to include quotes on both sides of the file name and be sure
to close the reference (or link) by using the </a> tag.