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Common HTML Tags for Creating Web Pages

If you're creating Web pages, you can't escape using HTML, and really, why would you want to? The Web language translates your glorious ideas into engaging Web pages. The lists here offer the basic HTML [more…]

HTML Entities for Special Characters

To put special characters in the Web pages you create, you use escape sequences or entity references, both of which are shown in the table here. Test your special characters in several current Web browsers [more…]

Creating Web Pages For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you create Web pages, you use special languages — certainly HTML, if CSS, JavaScript, and others — and you need special codes that translate into the accented letters and odd characters [more…]

Change Text and Images on Your iWeb Site in iLife '11

Each time you add a new iWeb page in iLife, you choose the page's template. You can change the theme and template for a page at any time. One key way that you can make an iWeb template your own space on [more…]

How to Add Hyperlinks to Your iWeb Site in iLife '11

A hyperlink is a piece of text or an object that links to another Web page in the same site or another site. In iLife, iWeb gives you a few ways to add hyperlinks, and they're all easy. [more…]

How to Change the Layout of an iWeb Page in iLife '11

In iLife, every iWeb page layout template has text boxes for the header, title, body text, and footer. The header appears at the top of the page and starts with placeholder text, such as My Blog or Welcome [more…]

Change the Navigation Menu on Your iWeb Site in iLife '11

The page templates for iWeb themes in iLife include a navigation menu with links to other pages in the Web site. The navigation menu is created automatically on every page, with links to some or all of [more…]

How to Embed Video in an HTML5 Web Page

The video element is one of the more anticipated features of HTML5. With this tag, you can embed videos into a web page without requiring a plugin like Flash. The following code includes a helpful message [more…]

Notable Changes in HTML5

The HTML language is actually only one part of a much bigger picture that is HTML5. In truth, HTML5 is the integration of several different technologies [more…]

Use Chrome Frame to Render HTML5 in Internet Explorer

Sad but true: The browser with the largest market share — Internet Explorer (IE) — has the least support for HTML5 standards. So how do you let all those people using IE view your HTML5 web pages? [more…]

The Relationship between HTML5 and XHTML

HTML began as a very simple language for creating web pages. XHTML arose when web development expanded and professional programmers needed something beyond HTML 4. The strict version of XHTML [more…]

How to Set Up a Web Page with HTML5

Whether you're an experienced web-page designer or not so much, you can build a basic HTML5 page quite easily. Just open up any text editor and add the following code: [more…]

How to Add an Image to Your HTML5 Web Page

Web pages are capable of far more than text, and if you build your web page with HTML5, you can add images in a variety of file types, including .jpg, [more…]

How to Include Links in Your HTML5 Web Page

The H in HTML stands for hypertext, which is a fancy term for links, which give life to the web pages you build. It's very easy to add a link — or even two — to a web page, as in this screen shot: [more…]

How to Create Lists in HTML5

The web pages you create with HTML5 are often about data, and data is often organized into lists, which can stand alone or nest within each other. The items in your lists can either be numbered [more…]

How to Build Tables in HTML5

Sometimes your web page includes data best presented in a table. You can use HTML5's full-featured table system to create tables like the one in this example: [more…]

HTML5 and Semantic Page Elements

HTML5 reinforces the notion of semantic markup in building web pages, meaning that tags describe the meaning of the section in the page context and not how the page [more…]

How to Add Audio Elements to an HTML5 Page

Perhaps no feature of HTML5 was more anticipated than the media elements, and at long last, you can build HTML5 web pages that feature audio elements without needing an external plugin. [more…]

Setting Up CSS in HTML

CSS is a style sheet language used to define the appearance and formatting of a document written in a markup language — often HTML. A style in this sense is a set of text-formatting instructions, such [more…]

Common HTML Tags

The following table lists some of the most common HTML tags that you'll use to build your website. After you've worked in HTML for a little while, these tags will become second nature to you. [more…]

HTML References and Resources

You can't go on the Internet without seeing HTML in action, but the Internet is a great place for finding out about HTML, too. The following table lists some valuable online resources for more information [more…]

CSS References and Resources

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) give you more flexibility in your website's formatting and layout, as well as letting you make global changes to all the pages on your site. The following table lists some [more…]

How to Construct a Checkbox in Your HTML5 Form

Sometimes, you want your web page users to indicate whether information is true or false. The HTML5 checkbox element is perfect for this kind of input because the user can click to select or deselect the [more…]

How to Create a Radio Button in an HTML5 Form

To include radio buttons on your HTML5 web page, it helps to know what they are and how to use them. On the surface, radio buttons seem a lot like checkboxes, but they are different in a number of important [more…]

How to Add Buttons to an HTML5 Form

The ubiquitous button is a staple of any web page, and if you're building your page using HTML5, you can include all the usual types of buttons. There are three main types of buttons, although they all [more…]