How to Make HTML

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

The language Hypertext Markup Language or HTML uses text and a defined collection of commands to create Web pages. An HTML file uses tags in creating pages to be displayed on the World Wide Web. The tags you can use for making an HTML can take effect on the Web page in two ways. It may change the behavior of the text, such as bold and italic, or create commands to embed objects and items including links, images, audio files and videos visible on your page. You may use a specialized writing program or the simple notepad application in order to create HTML files.

Materials Needed:
- Computer
- Web browser
- Web page creator program
Step 1
You need to have a writing program in which you would input the codes and tags to start creating an HTML document. You need tags in order for the HTML to take its proper form within the Web page. Every tag works by pairs which resemble the function of a parenthesis. The beginning tag is denoted by the tag name enclosed by brackets.
Step 2
Let us assume you did it on notepad, the first thing you need to do is to start with the <HTML> tag. This determines that the .txt file is convertible to an HTML document. You do not need to worry about the case of the characters for the tags. The closing part of this tag which is the </HTML> should be found on the bottom most part of the HTML document.
Step 3
The HTML file is separated into two parts. The first section is the heading denoted by the <HEAD> tag. This contains the title of the HTML document which should be written using the <TITLE> tag. Both tags should be closed accordingly by their respective closing tags in order to appropriately take effect on the Web page.
Step 4
The remaining section is the body of the HTML file enclosed by the <BODY> tag. You may use different types of tags for the text sizes on the body of the HTML file. These tags that you may use within the body include headings, lists, paragraphs, linkers, and many more usable tags.
Step 5
The heading plays a major part on the overall appearance of the HTML to give emphasis to several parts. This is denoted by <H1> up to <H6> tags.
Step 6
When writing the contents of the paragraphs, you should include the <P> tags. This enables you to properly format the paragraphing style of the HTML document.
Step 7
You may want to input other lively objects such as pictures and videos on your Web page. Use the <IMG SRC='picture.gif'> phrase in which the picture.gif is the image that you want to input on your page.
Step 8
Links to other Web pages can be created using the anchor tag. This is denoted by the <A> tag followed by the reference and the caption of the linked page.
Step 9
Make sure to save your created file as an HTML after you enter all the necessary information you want to display on your Web page.


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