Creating the HTML File
Here is a
sample of a very basic web page. Note that the HTML file (shown on this
page) which makes the page possible is simply comprised of text. You can
either type the text, including the codes, or open a file you have already
created and add the codes to the text.
There are a number of ways to create the HTML file.
- You can use a
basic text or word processing program. You must remember, however, to
save the file as text only. Most word processors have a Save As option under the File menu where you can select Text Only or Text
Most word processors, such as Microsoft Word, offer an option under
the File menu to save a file in HTML format. This option automatically
converts the document formatting (such as bold characters or line breaks)
to HTML coding for you. Desktop publishing programs, such as Adobe PageMaker, also
offer this option. For tips on using Microsoft Word to create
your page, see the Computer Services
Learning how HTML works just takes some practice. It's best to start by
creating a simple page.
- You can also use a web editor which is a program developed
specifically for creating web pages. These programs include web
formatting tools that you select to automatically insert HTML coding.
Commercial web editors include Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver.
Netscape also comes with a web editor called Composer. See Using
Netscape Composer to create a web page for instructions on how to use the
**To continue, click here to see the underlying codes for this
sample page along with an explanation of the codes.
You many also
view the codes page and the explanation of the codes page separately.
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