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Simple HTML Coding
This material includes tips for how to create very basic web pages in a simple, efficient, and effective manner.
Write your documents in a simple text editor such as MS Word 5.1 or 6.0, or SimpleText. (If using MS Word, before writing any code, be sure to turn off the "Smart Quotes" function.)
Name all text files with abbreviated identifiers and the ".html" ending. Use lower case for all file names. The home page should be named with a name abbreviation and ".index."Examples:
All html files must be saved as text. (Drag from "File" to "Save As," then drag from "Word Document" to "Text Only.")
All graphics files must be named with the file name then "gif" or "jpg." For example, a graphic of an apple might be named: apple.gif
Include backlinks from each of your pages to your home or index page.
Some Simple HTML Coding
Start each of your pages with: <BODY> <HTML>
End each of your pages with: </BODY> </HTML>
Any treatment you make to text is created by surrounding it by bracketed code that indicates how the text will appear on the Web. The first bracketed material begins the treatment, and the last bracketed material tells the computer to end the treatment. For example, if you want to bold a word, begin with <B> and end with </B>. Any text located between these two bracketed codes will appear as bold text on the Web.
Some Common Code
To create a bulletted list of items use the following code:<MENU><LI><LI><LI>, etc.</MENU>
<L1> will create a non-bulleted item.
To create links among text files within your own file folder, use the following code:
<A HREF="filename.html"> link info</A>
To create a link to a graphic within your own file folder, use the following code:
To link to your background or texture, use the following code:
To link to materials at another site, use the following code:
<A HREF="http://www.othersite.org"> link material</A>