Below I'll try and explain and share my experience in setting up one or more Web Pages.
I've made all my Pages in a simple Text Editor, setting all the HTML tags manually - and honestly - it wasn't all that dificult.
All you need to get started, is a plain text editor (DOS Edit is OK) or a word processing program (Windows Notepad or Write) to create your HomePge, and a Web Browser (I prefer Netscape) to see what the final result looks like.
This is a non expensive way to get started, you don't have to go and spend a lot of money in html program tools.
On the Net you can find a lot of documentation and explanation of all the different html tags, which I advise you also to read or look at - I've included a few on this page.
What I was looking for when I started, was some examples - but I didn't find any (maby I didn't look hard enough, or was too eager to get started).
Below you will find some examples, the actual html "code" and what it looks like - I hope you'll find it usefull.
<HEAD><TITLE>My HomePage No.1 </TITLE></HEAD>
Please note that the TITLE Text is not displayed on your page !
<BODY BGCOLOR=#FF0000> which is the same as
<BODY BGCOLOR=RED> and will make the background of your page red.
<H1 ALIGN=CENTER>My First HomePage</H1>
<HR WIDTH="100%" SIZE=2>
<TABLE BORDER=1 CELLPADDING=2 CELLSPACING=2 WIDTH="60%">
<TD>Row 1 Col 1<TD>Row 1 Col 2<TD>Row 1 Col 3
<TD><TD>Row 2 Col 2
|Row 1 Col 1||Row 1 Col 2||Row 1 Col 3|
|Row 2 Col 2|
The borders can be made invisible by setting the BORDER attribute to 0 (BORDER=0).
You can also use colours inside your table using the BGCOLOR=".." attribute in the TABLE, TR or TD tag. However, note that this requires Netscape version 3.0 or newer
<TD>Normal Background colour <TD BGCOLOR=FUCHSIA>Using new colour
|Normal Background colour||Using new colour|
<LI>This is the first bullet point, but it continues on next line<BR>
So this is same bullet, but second line. You must always use the BR tag to change line.
<LI>And here we have the second bullet ! <BR>
<LI>Using the BR and P tag, you can get a blank line between your bullets !
The tag is <A> and requires an End tag </A>. The attribute which "hold's" the link is HREF=".." which is the "location" (URL) of the page.
Please note that you are working on a UNIX machine, and UNIX is case sensitive - so make sure your filenames are acurate !
Link to another page
<A HREF="http://server.name.dk/directory/personal.html">Link to my Personal Data Page</A>
<A HREF="mailto:email@example.com">Send me an e-Mail</A>
File Download Link
<A HREF="http://server.name.dk/directory/filename.zip">Exelent program - in PkZip format
This is all from me now - I hope you'd found the above informative and helpful - and it has given you a push in the right direction.
Just below, you'll find two documents describing all (or most) of the different html tags.
|HTML Reference document (ver. 3.2)|
|HTML Features document|