How to program HTML

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So You Wanna Design a Web Page!

So you've heard about this World Wide Web thing, and you wanna get your own grinning mug stuck up on a billboard along the Information Superhighway. Or maybe you've amassed so many photographs of your beloved cat Bixby, that your scrapbook is bursting at the seams. At any rate, you believe it's time to take advantage of the web's massive space and convenience, as well as its ability to transform the trivial by etching it into the ether for eternity.

First you have to take into account the language or "code" that must be used to tell the computer what information to use, as well as where to place it. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you just can't click and drag pictures onto the page, this isn't a word processor. If you are really desperate on not learning a code, then there are some programs such as Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Microsoft FrontPage where the click and drag option is available.

The basic web programming language is known as HTML and it stands for Hypertext Markup Language. It's basic concepts are based on the idea that journalists had to put little tabs on their periodical so that the publisher would know where to place the information. Since learning HTML is a procedure you have to be very careful and follow each step to the maximum extent. Its basic features are basic anchor tabs, pictures, and links.

There are 3 steps to designing a successful web page; the first is the basic anchor tabs. These tell the computer that what you are building is in fact, a web page. Anchor tabs are called this way because they begin and end with the anchor symbol (< >). The first and most important rule in...