Your First Webpage

Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - Basics
      Your first page
      Text tricks
Section 3 - Next Level
Section 4 - Advanced
Section 5 - Publishing
Section 6 - Extras
You're ready to begin. First, open up a blank page in an appropriate program. I'm going to skip to the end and teach you how to save an HTML document 'cause it's just easier now than later. Remember that when you save a document, the title should contain no spaces or unusual characters. Documents should be saved as .htm or .html documents. The choice is up to you, but the html is easier to remember. Here are ways to save an HTML document.
If you are using...then you would...
Microsoft Front Page Click "HTML" at the bottom of the page
Wordpad It will try and save it in rtf (Rich Text Format)
Just change the last letters to .html
Microsoft WordSave it as a text only document
and change the last of the name to .html

You try it!
Idea: You are to make a web page using the four tags you have learned so far. You may make the title and the body say whatever you'd like.

Here's how: On the webpage, type the following tags into your html document. The black words are text, and you can put whatever text you'd like in those places.
         My First Title
This is the first HTML page I ever made. I am really proud of this little page and the joy that it brought me. I hereby pledge to learn more HTML and to have fun doing it.
Go ahead and make this page. Truthfully, I don't care if you cut and paste or type it out by hand. You'll learn more typing, but if you already get the idea, cutting and pasting is faster.

After you have created the page, save it. Make sure it ends with ".html" or ".htm" or it won't work. Drag and drop the completed page into Internet Explorer or Netscape. You should be able to view your completed page. If it didn't work, make sure every line and symbol is in place and try again.

Once you have gotten the page to work, go on to the next lesson.
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