Back to basics with HTML
Learn how an HTML page works and how to write well-formed markup
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: May 15, 2019 | First published: May 10, 2011
If you've never created an HTML page before, or you have but you're not sure why it works the way it does, this article explains and demystifies the process. It covers the basics of HTML and its construction, the different components and how they work, and navigating a directory with links. This article also covers stylesheets, scripts, and what new things HTML5 includes.
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