Document Content and Tags

(Tutorial 1 in Textbook)

An HTML document has two elements: document content and tags. Document content are those parts of the document that you want the user to see, such as text and graphics. Tags are the HTML codes that indicate the document content. To start creating an HTML file:

Open a text editor on your system , and start a new document. You will use Notepad or WordPad as your text editor, located under accessories in your program listings.
Type the following lines of code into your document. Press enter after each line and indent where applicable to keep your document in a more organized fashion.
<HTML>

<HEAD>

<TITLE>Just Plain Stupid</TITLE>

</HEAD>

<BODY>

</BODY>

</HTML>


Save this document as plainstupid.html in your student folder, but do not exit your text editor. Make sure you don't save the file as a text document. Save the file as type, All Files=(*.*), and add the html extension to the file name yourself.
Open a browser, either Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer. Click on file on the standard toolbar and choose open or open page. Click browse and navigate to your student folder. Double click plainstupid. You will notice that you have a blank page and your title is displayed on the blue title bar at the top of the page. Just Plain Stupid is the document content, while what you don't see are your HTML tags.
Now that the basic structure of the company's page is set, you will now start filling in the details. You need to enter the title of the company at the top of the page. You can do this in two ways. One, by heading levels (one being the largest and six being the smallest) or font size. For this exercise you will use headings to manipulate the size of your text. You also want to align the text to center on the page.

Just Plain Stupid