Today we are going to take a look at the structure of a basic HTML page and specifically at the tags that make up the "language" that tells the browser how the page should be displayed. HTML stands for "Hypertext Markup Language" and it acts as instructions read by the browser application when a url is loaded into the window. URL - "Uniform Resource Locator" (the web address). This language is specific and must not contain errors or the page will not display correctly. "Computers only do as they are told"
I have created a few page examples to look at (and please view the source!). The first shows how various font faces and sizes are displayed, the second shows a basic table structure with various attributes. We will discuss all these terms in this mornings class, and create some sample and basic pages.
Tuesday, July 20, 2004