HTML Basic Terms
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<html></html> First tag on a page = <html>. The last tag on a page = </html> Hyper-Text Markup Language is the basic language web pages are written in.
Tags are used to surround text which has special meaning in HTML. Tags tell the browser what to do. The tag set <P> </P> is used to tell the browser that text between the two tags is to be set apart as a separate paragraph in HTML.
Head - <head></head>
The head element is a container for all the head elements. Elements inside <head> can include scripts, instruct the browser where to find style sheets, provide meta information, and more.The following tags can be added to the head section: <base>, <link>, <meta>, <script>, <style>, and <title>.
<title></title> tag defines the title of the document, and is the only required element in the head section!
<body></body> The main part of an HTML document.
The beginning part of an HTML document which defines various characteristics such as the title.
The main page of an organization or company which is the first page seen when the organization's URL is visited.
Hyperlinks or links
<a></a> HTML coded locations of other material on the web. They are usually underlined and consist of a different text color than the surrounding text. When you click on them they will usually cause your browser to load the page it is pointing to and you will see the new page displayed.
Uniform Resource Locator. It is used to specify file locations of html or other files. Example: http://mrbenrud.com/
Software used to retrieve and display web pages on the web. It is considered to be a client program which makes requests to web servers for web page files. Browsers can all read basic HTML but may be different in other areas such as being able to display or run script code, video and graphics.
Any professional who performs design functions for a Web site. This can include site architecture, programming, logo design or site layout functions.
The "name" or URL of the Web site. Most domain names are purchased from a domain name registration company, such as GoDaddy.com.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
A W3C recommended language for defining style (such as font, size, color, spacing, etc.) for web documents.
In web terms graphics describe pictures (opposite to text).
Computer program used to search and catalog (index) the millions of pages of available information on the web. Common search engines are Google and AltaVista.
A method of sending audio and video files over the Internet in such a way that the user can view the file while it is being transferred.
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