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What is HTML? (Hypertext Mark-up Language)

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the set of "markup" symbols or codes inserted in a file intended for display on a World Wide Web browser. The markup tells the Web browser how to display a Web page's words and images for the user. The individual markup codes are referred to as elements (but many people also refer to them as tag). Source What Is.com
It won't take much time on the Web before you'll get the itch to have a go yourself and publish your own Webpage. You don't need to be anyone particularly important or a company with something to say, same way to convert it into HTML and somewhere to put it. Finding a location isn't too hard, or expensive. The logical place would be on your access providerís server. Better provider usually includes at least 2mb Storage. A lot of search engines that you can find on the web allow you to SIGN UP to have a free 2mb space for your WEBPAGE.
Dozen of programs claim to simplify the procedure of converting text into HTML. These days most attempt to make it a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) desktop-publishing affair. However well they succeed, you'd still be advised to spend a couple of hours getting to grips with how HTML works. The quickest way to get familiar with how operates is to create a simple page from scratch. You won't need any complex compiling software - a text editor like for example: NOTEPAD, WORDPAD, Microsoft Word, etc., or word processor will do. For an AOL user, you can go to keyword: EASY DESIGNER and keyword: 123Publish. Always save them with an .html or htm as their file extension. However, a specific HTML edit program can help by automating much of the mark-up process so you don't have to learn all tag codes.

Here are the Explanation of each code:

            <HTML>  (Identifies the documents as HTML)
            <HEAD>  (The Head section goes in here)        
            <TITLE>  (Title goes in here)                  
            <BODY>  (Everything else goes in here)         
    
Standard HTML ignores multiple spaces tabs, and carriage returns to get around that you can enclose text within the <PRE> </PRE> (pre formatted text) tag pair, otherwise any consecutive spaces tabs, carriage returns or combinations will produce a single space.
However, it's more conventional to end paragraph with <P>, which creates a single line break. To create multiple lines breaks use <BR> will start the text on a new line, two will create a line break, three will create two line breaks, and soon the whole idea of HTML is to ADD a third dimension to documents by linking them to other pages. This is achieved by embedding clickable hot spots to redirect browsers to other addresses.

Example of a clickable hot spot:

A hot spot can be attached to text, icons, buttons, lines, or even images. Items containing hot spots usually give an indication of where the link goes, but the address itself is most browser reveals normally concealed this address when you pass your mouse over the link

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