One of the first things to learn in HTML is the basic structure and syntax needed to make a simple web page. The below markup is what a basic webpage* looks like:
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<html> <head> <title>This is the page title</title> </head> <body> <h1>Heading one</h1> <p>This is a paragraph of text. Notice the tags that surround me</p> </body> </html>
* There are a few tags not included in this example for the sake of simplicity
Reading through it you can see tags surrounding various sections of content. This effectively marks that content and attachs meaning to each bit of information in the document. Altogether the tags and content contained are called an element.
I know it is relatively easy at this point and I anticipate some of you will try using new tags before we talk about them in class. That is the way to learn, and good on YOU! Repetitive use of the syntax, coupled with excellent organization will make future learning, experimenting, and debugging much more efficient and a lot less frustrating.
Are you a organized person? Tell me a few things that you do to stay organized in you life.