Step 1 – How to begin

Getting started with HTML begins with defining in which language you’re going to start programming. You do this as followed: Type this in Notepad: <HTML> </HTML> With <HTML> you start your document. With </HTML> you end your document. Anything that’s… Read on

Step 2 – Head

An HTML document has two parts. A Head and a Body. The Head usually contains a title, that appears at the top left of a browser. The body contains tags that determine the lay out. This shapes the website that… Read on

Step 3 – Body

You will detemine the lay-out of your homepage in the Body of your HTML document. The BODY-tag needs to be opened and closed. Anything written in between will show in the browser. We’re going to add the BODY-tag. Make sure… Read on

Step 4 – Text

When you type some text below the BODY-tag, the text will become visible in the browser. Just try it. Type a little bit, save index.html and open it in a browser. You will notice that the text will automatically begin… Read on

Step 6 – Using Fonts

You can also emphasize text using FONT-tag. This allows you adjust the size of the text as well. Adjust your text and make sure the following tag is being used: <FONT SIZE=4>. Example: <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>my own homepage</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY… Read on

Step 7 – Colours

Besides adjusting the font and its’ size you can also use the FONT-tag to adjust the colour. Within the BODY-tag you have defined the colour of all text in this document. You can (temporarily) adjust this later on in the… Read on

Step 8 – Headlines

In HTML it’s possible to use headlines. There are 6 different sizes. These codes are not as commonly used anymore, ‘cos you get a better result with FONT-tag. The headline-tags can have different outputs in different browsers. In our document… Read on

Step 9 – Horizontal Rule

When you use large amounts of text in HTML it may make it easier on your visitor to scan the text if it’s divided into a few parts. You can use a horizontal rule for this: <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>my own… Read on