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/ August, 1995 / version 1.5 / version history /

Writing HTML was created to help teachers create learning resources that access information on the Internet. Therefore, the exercises here involve writing a lesson called Volcanoes!

However, this tutorial may be used by anyone who wants to create World Wide Web pages. By the time you have reached the end of this tutorial you will be able to:

For faster performance, you might want to download an archive of all files used in this tutorial.

If you like this tutorial, remember us for the next Best of the Web Contest!

A few notes before you start...

  1. Read the Introduction. Really! It contains useful information. Really!
  2. Peek at a sample of the web page that you will create in this tutorial.
  3. It will help to use the Hotlist or Bookmark feature of your web browser to mark this page since it is the index to all of the lessons.
  4. We've tried to write instructions generic to any web browser, but with so many different ones available, sometimes the menu names or features may not match the browser you are currently using.
  5. This tutorial will show you how to create web pages that can see outward to the world. It will not tell you how to let the world see them; to do this you need to locate an Internet Service Provider that offers to provide web server space. The web pages you design here then need only be transferred to the server for the wide world to see.

Select a lesson from the list below. We suggest that you proceed in order since each lesson builds upon examples from the previous one. However, from each lesson you can download the working file you would have created up to that point.

Writing HTML: the Lessons

Consider writing web pages like building a house. You first design it on paper, thinking how the house will be used. The first construction phase is preparing a solid foundation and structural support. You can add the finishing touches later... and there will always be some sort of maintenance work to do down the road.

    II. Building a solid foundation...
    Nut 'n Bolts HTML 2.0

  1. Creating Your First HTML Document
  2. Modifying an HTML Document
  3. Headings- Six Levels Deep
  4. Breaking up into Paragraphs
  5. Doing it with Style
  6. Lists, Lists, and Lists
  7. Graphics and File Formats
    1. Inline Images
  8. Linking it with Anchors
    1. Links to Local Files
    2. URLs- Web Pointers
    3. Links to the World- Internet sites
    4. Links to Sections of a Page
    5. HyperGraphic Links
  9. Preformatted Text
  10. Special Character Sets
  11. Descriptive Lists
  12. Address Footers and E-Mail Links
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    III. Adding rooms...
    Deluxe Features of HTML 3.0

  13. HTML versus NetScape HTML "Enhancements"
    1. Tables
    2. Alignment of Text and Pictures
    3. Colorful Backgrounds

    This room is not yet built! For now refer to these resources:

    IV. Exapnding the infrastructure...
    Interaction from the Server Side

  14. Forms
    This room is not yet built! For now refer to these resources:
  15. Image Maps
    This room is not yet built! For now refer to these resources:

Writing HTML Lesson Index
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