Congratulations! Decision to learn HTML is one of the best investments in your life. The reason I am successful in Internet marketing, has roots in the year 1998, when I discovered HTML and other web languages.
Wanna create your first HTML document?
Start up a Notepad and paste in these lines:
<title>My first HTML page</title>
Learning HTML is easy! <b>This text is bolded because it is surrounded by b tags </b>
Save as firstpage.html
Now double click on firstpage.html and it should open in Web Browser!
How does HTML work?
HTML language uses tags to tell computer what we want to do.
First tag in our example is <html>. It tells browser that this document is written in HTML Language. As you can see at the end there is a </html> tag. This tag e tells browser this is the end of our web page. Everything what is between those tags is our web site.
Next tag is <head> </head>. What is between these tags is not shown in the browser, because it is a special tag used for search engines and browsers.
<title>My first HTML page</title> – Each website needs a title, that is what title tags are for.
<body> </body> – This is body tag. Everything you put between these two tags will be visible in the browser. You can insert text, images, sounds or anything you like.
<b>This text is bold because it is surrounded by b tags</b> – bold tag is one of the tags used for customizing text. If you surround a word or an entire sentence, it will be shown in bold.
Tags, tags, tags
You will see that in HTML everything is about tags. There are lots of tags, but they are very obvious so you don`t have to memorize them to be able to use them. If you want to learn more about HTML go to HTML.net. This is really a great site for HTML beginners. Another one I recommend is W3Schools.