The Guide






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Introduction to HTML

Tools Required - An ASCII text editor.
Understanding HTML Tags
More Tags some essential tags.
BODY Tag revisited
Some Important links: List of links which will help you get started

Related Links

World Wide Web Consortium - Organization which defines HTML Standards
Validation Service - Validate your HTML codet


More Tags: Some essential tags 

Some more interesting tags are given below.

<HR> makes the browser render a horizontal etched line

  • <H1> and </H1> indicate a first level heading. There are sixlevels of headings. So, we also have <H2> and </H2>, <H3> and </H3> and so on upto <H6> and </H6>. Each level  indcates a pre-defined font size. The higher the level number, the smaller is the font size.

  • <EM> and </EM> emphasise the text in between

  • <I> and </I> italicise the text in between

  • <P> and </P> indicate start and end of a paragraph

  • <S> and </S> stike the enclosed text with a horizontal line

  • <SUB> and </SUB> subscript the enclosed text

  • <SUP> and </SUP> superscrpt the enclosed text

Some tags such as <BODY> have attributes. Two such tags are presented below.

  • <FONT> and </FONT> defines the display font. There are
    three attributes for this tag-par. They are:

    • COLOR specifies the color of the enclosed text
    • FACE specifies the name of the font
    • SIZE specifies the size. Size is a number between 1 and 7
      with 7 indicating the largest

The attributes are specified in the start tag.

Example : <FONT FACE = Desdemona>

If the specified font face is not installed on your machine
the browser displays a default font face.

  • <A> and </A> adds the hypertext link. One of its several
    attributes is HREF which indicates the address to which the
    browser points when the enclosed text is clicked.

Example :

I am reading this tutorial on
<A Href = "">VSNL Website</A>


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