Brief tutorial to help you create HTML documents for Web publishing.
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tags are used to describe the structure
and the physical layout of a document. The following table identifies
the bare minimum tags required to create a document. These tags alone
are not the only tags that make up a page, but they are the starting point.
|<html> . . . </html> ||The first layer identifies
the document as being authored using HTML (rather than another authoring
language, such as SGML). Like almost all HTML tags, there are tags
to define a beginning and an end. As a consequence, a document that
begins with <html> needs to end with </html>. All other
tags used to define a document structure fit between these two tags.
|<head> . . . </head>
||The second layer defines elements
in the "header." There are limited HTML tags that can be
used in the "header," most notably the document title.
|<title> . . . </title>
||The title must be plain text,
and the portion most frequently indexed by many search engines. As
a consequence, titles should be descriptive and relevant, yet fit
in the limited space available.
|<body> . . . </body>
||The third layer, as the name
implies, defines the body of the document.This is where the content
(text, links, graphics, multimedia files, etc.) of your document will
. . . </p>
||Defines the beginning
and end of a paragraph of text. All text inside the paragraph tags
is displayed as a paragraph block, with a blank space (full carriage
return) preceding the text.
|<br> ||The break tag allows you to
insert a single carriage return in a document.Unlike most HTML tags,
the break tag does not need a closing tag.
<title>This is the Title</title>
<p><h2>This is a heading</h2></p>
<p>This is the paragraph of the document.</p>
Now you can practice what you've learned.
Please type or Copy and Paste the example into the box below and click
the "View HTML" button.