Introduction to HTML

Following is a brief introduction of HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language) used to create and maintain web pages. Though it must be emphasised, that many developers tend to use professional applications, namely, Dream-weaver 3, Flash 5, Fireworks 5 that make life much more simpler when creating and managing web sites. Web pages are written using HTML (hypertext Mark-up Language),

which consists of plain text, with certain formatting and control commands embedded using LESS THAN and GREATER THAN symbols. A page can include text, links to graphics files in .gif or .jpeg format, links to other sections of the page, links to other web pages (your own or other people\'s) and links to other Internet resources, eg. e-mail. Therefore your text can be broken up with pictures and click-on links that take you automatically to other sections or pages, or load up the viewer's email software, with your email address automatically inserted. Although HTML is an agreed standard, not all browser programs (Internet Explorer or Netscape) will behave in exactly the same way, when displaying your pages, so do expect some variation! For example, having bold and italic text is not included in the original standard. Some browsers will display the text as both bold and italic, whilst others will display one style and ignore the other. As new HTML standards appear, older browsers will not recognise all the enhanced features that are offered.get