HTML - HyperText Markup Language
While technically not a programming language HTML, and its
off-shoots(XML, SHTML, DHTML), is very important and very useful. One of
the points of HTML is to provide an interface for displaying information
across the Internet no matter what type of computer or browser is accessing
HTML is built on a series of
tags which suggest how data
should be displayed. Each computer or browser will attempt to display the
data in the best possible way instead of simply erroring out. For example, if
you want to read an MSWord document, you need MSWord or a program which can
convert the file. HTML documents can be opened almost anywhere.
- Don't bother with expensive development software.
You can create HTML code on any computer and run it on
any computer that has browser software. Edit your HTML in
you will get more familiar with the code this way.
- Create your own webpage on the net.
There are many websites that offer free webspace. If you have any
kind of pay ISP at home, they may offer web space as part of
your package. Write simple pages about things you know and keep
them updated for practice.
- Get an idea of how the Internet works.
this tutorial and then try some
- Learn about HTTP.
Start with this tutorial
and then try
- Browse the web for interesting pages.
Look for web pages that have interesting designs. View and
save the source and then play around with it to figure out
how they did it.
- Get to know the various tags well
The tags are the backbone of HTML. Understanding which one
is which and how they work will make HTML easy for you.
HTML Syntax Quick Reference
HTML Font Faces
elated.com, various help
CERN Web Services
HTML @ w3.org