By Alan Flum of Celestial Graphics Inc.
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This section will give you a basic HTML tutorial. Learning HTML is helpful, but not essential for creating a web page. You can create web pages with absolutely no knowledge of HTML by using your word processor (Microsoft Word or Corel Word Perfect) or one of many What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) Web Design Programs.
why learn HTML? Some basic knowledge of HTML, at a minimum, will
allow you to understand how web pages are constructed. It will also allow
to understand the limitations of your browser (i.e. why the page doesn't
look exactly the way I expect).
Is HTML hard to learn? Not at all. Contrary to popular opinion, HTML is not a computer programming language. It is a document mark up language. There is a big difference. No knowledge of programming is necessary. HTML is designed to specify how text and images are displayed or "rendered" on your computer screen. HTML documents are generally viewed through a program called a browser. Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer are both browsers.
A Simple Example
Lets start with a simple example. In order to create this example you will need to use a text editor such as notepad (in Windows) or simple text (MacIntosh). Cut and paste the following into your text editor.
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