RBV Webpage Tutorial 1

Introduction

How To Create Your Own Webpage

There are several ways to design Webpages:

  1. There are many free Websites where you can create your Webpages from templates. These are very easy to use and do not require any knowledge of HTML or other technical details. These sites include
  2. You can build your own Webpage with a WYSIWYG editor that works like a word processor. Webpage Creation Software includes such titles as includes such titles as Adobe Dreamweaver, CoffeeCup HTML Editor, Komodo Edit, and Microsoft Expression Web.
    These editors make designing Webpages easy and some have powerful design tools. The disadvantage is that they often hide the actual HTML making direct control of your design more difficult.
    For a detailed list, view a Comparison of HTML Editors at wikipedia.
     
  3. Many serious Web designers use a simple text editor, like Windows Notepad , that gives you full access to the HTML tags. A text editor is different than a word processor. It uses only plain text but a word processor like MS Word contains the text plus formatting details such as fonts, tables, pictures and so on.

This tutorial will show you how you can create web pages with just a simple text editor like Notepad or Notepad++, that are equal to, if not better than the product of expensive software. The two things that you need to supply are a little bit of effort and a lot of imagination.

HTML

The letters HTML stand for Hyper Text Markup Language.

Every Webpage is made of two ingredients:

Web Page left brace bracket CONTENT: Text, pictures, sounds, etc.
TAGS: Tags are formatting codes that tell the browser how to display the content.

What Are Tags?

As described above, a web page is composed of two ingredients: Content and Tags. Content is the part that you decide on and varies from web page to web page. The tags, however, are standard codes that control how a web page displays on a browser. Here is an example of the bold tag:

HTML Code As Displayed by a browser
This word is displayed in <B>bold</B> This word is displayed in bold

Some Notes on Tags

Your First Webpage

Follow these steps to begin creating your own Webpages:

  1. Download and install Notepad++
  2. Create a new folder in "My Documents" or on your USB flash drive for your Webpages
  3. Follow the HTML tutorials at w3schools.com and begin to make experimental Webpages to learn the basic HTML tags.

Useful Links

Here are some Websites that have useful references or interesting information for building Webpages.