HTML 101: Back to Basics
Our first tutorial aims to teach you plain HTML, from scratch. It would be nice if you forgot everything you knew about HTML and take a fresh look at things for this tutorial.
I'm going to assume that the reader of this tutorial knows nothing about creating Web pages, but has a basic familiarity with browsing the Web. After all, if you couldn't browse the Web, you probably wouldn't be reading this! If you have some passing familiarity with creating Web pages, you can quickly go through this tutorial and make sure you're familiar with everything here, though as we've mentioned before, even experienced Web developers might be surprised by learning something new here, and we're going to use these concepts a lot in future tutorials.
In particular, we will discuss the following:
- What is HTML?
- Authoring HTML documents
- HTML Elements
- The global structure of an HTML document
- Paragraph and heading elements
That's not much to start with, but it's enough to make your first complete HTML document. I know you're anxious to get to it, so start off with finding out what HTML is.