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Considering META Tags

One of the most interesting, and controversial, tags in HTML is the META tag. That's because META tags affect how your Web page appears in search engines, and some people go to great lengths to have their [more…]

Using HTML Lists

People really like lists. Everywhere you look, you see lists. Here are three reasons why lists are a good thing — in a list, of course: [more…]

Appreciating HTML Frames

Frames add innovative navigation control because they enable you to display multiple HTML pages in one browser window and control the contents of each framed area individually. Designers commonly use frames [more…]

The Benefits of HTML Headings

One of the more common text formatting options in HTML is the heading style. In HTML, you gain many advantages to using the heading styles (H1, H2, and so on) to style text that serves as titles or headlines [more…]

Get Set: HTML Horse Sense

People used to refer to common sense as "horse sense." Most things about HTML fall under the realm of horse sense. After you see HTML tags a few times, most of the rules [more…]

Linking Basics

Web hyperlinks — the connections that let you go from one Web page to another with a single click — are the key to what makes the Web great. They also can be a bit complicated to create, test, and maintain [more…]

Saddling Up with HTML Horse Sense

People used to refer to common sense as "horse sense." Most things about HTML fall under the realm of horse sense. After you see HTML tags a few times, most of the rules [more…]

Looking Into Text and Tags

HTML documents contain text that you're working with and tags that determine document elements such as headings, lists, and paragraphs. In addition, HTML tags enable other objects, such as images; style [more…]

HTML Resources for Building a Web Site

HTML is the language of the Web. Every Web site is built on this language or on a variant of it. However, HTML shouldn’t be intimidating; it’s a relatively straightforward technology. If you need help, [more…]

XHTML Strict Template

Getting started on a Web pageis sometimes the hardest part of a task. The fastest and best way to get your Web page underway is to use the following standard XHTML template: [more…]

Common XHTML Syntax

As a Web designer, you will do a lot of tagging in XHTML. The following table lists the most common XHTML tags you will need to know while you're building great Web pages. [more…]

Named Colors and Hex Values in HTML

The following table contains a list of named colors you can use in HTML and CSS code to create a more colorful Web site. The colors are given with their corresponding RGB hexcode values and a representative [more…]

New HTML 5 Elements

Below is a list of all the new elements proposed for introduction in the HTML5 specification in alphabetical order, with a brief description and an associated markup category. [more…]

A Sample Web Page in HTML

When you're creating Web pages, you use HTML — a lot! The following sample shows the HTML formatting and codes you use to create headings and titles, lists, lines, and images as well as [more…]

Web Authoring Resources

When you're creating Web pages, you can benefit a lot from other people's expertise. On the Web, a lot of people are only too happy to offer their advice — often free of charge! The following list offers [more…]

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…]

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…]

Web Browser Support for HTML5

If you're writing HTML5 code, you need to view your web pages in a web browser that interprets HTML5 correctly. The problem is that HTML5 isn't just one specification but a number of different standards [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 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…]

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