Basic HTML Part 3

Tables are useful and essential when displaying tabular data for the web. Charts, Data tables, Calendars are all valid reasons to use an HTML table on your web page. HTML tables are comprised of rows and columns that display sets of data or content in an organized and structured fashion.

In this post we will use table markup tags to build a static HTML calendar. Using your text editor open your index.html file from the previous Basic HTML exercises. While following along with this exercise make sure to save often. There is a lot to do be fore we can view our table in the browser. Continue reading Basic HTML Part 3

Basic HTML Part 2

To continue the overview of basic HTML this entry will look at formatting and style tags for text and copy. The following HTML tags allow you to emulate the formatting and style of a word processor for text and copy displayed on the web.

Three common text style are Bold, Italic and Underline. Using your text editor open the index.html file you created for the previous post.

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Basic HTML Part 1

HTML is an acronym and stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is the most basic building block of websites.  HTML is used to organize and display information on a web page, and utilizes tags to tell the web browser how to display the content.

HTML can format headings, paragraphs, lists and tables. It can also display images and create hyperlinks to other web pages.

The following post will cover some basic HTML tags that may help you build better web pages with clean and accessible code.

Before you get started there are a couple of things you will need.

  • Your favorite web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari)
  • A simple text editor like Notepad for Windows users or TexEdit on a Mac.

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