Getting Started With HTML - [Its Really Easy!!]
>>= Dont Panic I'm Not A Programmer!!
Does the thought of doing a bit of HTML "coding" make you think "Oh My God I Cant do That!!". If it does I have some welcome news for you
Coding up your own HTML is really very easy
>>= Life Before Windows
We've all got used to the "Windows" operating system computers - but actually there have been computers for a lot more time then there have been "Windows" computers
Its so convenient to use Microsoft Word and similar word processing programs we've forgotten what life used to be like back in the dark ages
Whats all this got to do with HTML??
Well before MS Word and similar programs, when you were using a word processor, there was no fancy buttons to press to make the text display "bold" or "underlines" or "justified"
Instead you had to enter a little "code" before the text you wanted to be "bold" and then another little "code" when you wanted to stop the text being bold
for example suppose I wanted my heading: Welcome To My Website - to be in bold. On my old word Processor you simply put [+b] when you wanted the text to start being "bold" and then [-b] when you wanted the text to stop being bold
So that gave me:
[+b]Welcome To My Website[-b]
This would simply have put my title in "bold" when it printed out
>>= Great News HTML Is No Different!!
Amazement of amazement HTML is no different
Instead of [+b] and [-b], HTML simply uses < b> and < /b>
Is that easy or what??
>>= Whats The Basic Structure
Every web page has a basic structure
The basic structure goes like this:
< TITLE>Your Title< /TITLE>
Your Body i.e. the main text for the page
>>= Producing The File
You simply add this basic structure into a text editor such as Notepad, which you will find on your computer under "Programs" - "Accessories"
Once you have this basic code in an empty wordpad Document you simply give the file a name and save it as my_web_page.html
Bingo you have your first web page
Remember: dont forget the file must have the extention ".html"
If you dont have this bit it wont work!!
>>= Viewing The File
To view your new web page simply click on your familiar "e" for Internet Explorer, then click File, Open, Browse.
When you have found your file my_web_page.html - click Open then OK - Thats it - your page will now be showing in the browser!!
That was easy wasnt it!!
>>= Further Code
Now there is a bit more code to learn but actually its very easy
The most important thing to understand is that you MUST put your web page together in a way that Google and the Search Engines will like - otherwise your pages will not get listed or not listed very high
It all comes down to simple basic structure
>>= Further Steps
For further steps on producing your own great HTML code which will rank well with the Search Engines please consult my other articles
About the Author: Tim Fulcher - http://www.ebiz4every1.com