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Short for HyperText Markup Language, the authoring language used to create documents on the World Wide Web. HTML is similar to SGML, although it is not a strict subset.

HTML defines the structure and layout of a Web document by using a variety of tags and attributes. The correct structure for an HTML document starts with <HTML><HEAD>(enter here what document is about)</HEAD><BODY> and ends with </BODY></HTML>. All the information you'd like to include in your Web page fits in between the <BODY> and </BODY> tags.

There are hundreds of other tags used to format and layout the information in a Web page. For instance, <P> is used to make paragraphs and <I> … </I>is used to italicize fonts. Tags are also used to specify hypertext links. These allow Web developers to direct users to other Web pages with only a click of the mouse on either an image or word(s). For a more complete list of tags, check out some of the URLs below.



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Outstanding Page internet.com's Web Development Channel
Contains links to internet.com sites that provide in-depth information, tutorials, and resources for Web development.

Outstanding Page HTML 3.2 and Netscape 4.0
Reference document for HTML 3.2. Included are descriptions of tags and attributes as well as many examples. Updated on Dec 21, 1997

Outstanding Page HTML forms tutor
This easy-to-follow tutorial explains how to create forms for Web pages and provides many examples. Updated on Jan 14, 1998

Outstanding Page HTML frames tutor
This easy-to-follow tutorial explains how to create frames for Web documents and provides many examples. Updated on Jan 14, 1998

Outstanding Page HTML SIG home page
Site of the Seattle HTML SIG and offers links to information on HTML editors, Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer tags, Java and Javascript, CGI and Perl, graphics elements, VRML, and a list of general resources. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

Outstanding Page HTML table tutor
This easy-to-follow tutorial explains how to create tables for Web documents and provides many examples. Updated on Jan 14, 1998

Outstanding Page HTML Writers Guild home page
The HTML Writers Guild is an international organization of Web page authors and Internet publishing professionals. Their home page offers links to organization information and how to join, HTML resources, operations center news, programs, and contacts. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

Outstanding Page htmlgoodies.com
Extensive site for learning HTML at all levels. JavaScript is also covered in detail.

Outstanding Page Internet Insider online magazine
Internet Insider provides numerous articles on communications, HTML, reference, applications, utilities, suites, graphics, and hardware and software. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

Outstanding Page NCSA's beginner's guide to HTML
This is a primer for producing documents in HTML and provides many links to help you get started writing pages for the Web. There is introductory information, as well as explanations of markup tags, character formatting, linking, inline images, and tables. In addition, there is troubleshooting information, and links to style guides, other introductory documents, and resources. Updated on Feb 20, 1998

Outstanding Page Sizzling HTML Jalfrezi - HTML by Example
This guide presents many of the HTML commands used in creating Web pages and links to related sources. Updated on Apr 7, 1998

Outstanding Page The HTML guru
The HTML guru page offers several resources for Webmasters, HTML authors, server administrators, and anyone involved in Web site creation and management. Updated on Jul 16, 1998

Outstanding Page WWW Consortium HTML page
WWW Consortium's page for the HyperText Markup Language (HTML). There are links to style sheets, specifications, FAQs, news and tutorials. Updated on Mar 13, 1998

  Client-side scripting and HTML - W3C working draft
This specification covers extensions to HTML needed for client-side scripting. Updated on Jun 6, 1998

  Composing good HTML
Provides a resource for those who want to improve their HTML documents by following document style guidelines and good practices. Updated on May 6, 1998

  Cougar - W3C's next version of HTML
Describes Cougar, W3C's next version of HTML. There is a description of what's new in this version, links to draft documents, and information on HTML specifications. Updated on May 22, 1997

  DTP / HTML Tutorials
Compilation of tutorial and lesson pages relating to desktop publishing and HTML. Also includes related links, utilities and downloadable graphics. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Hot Source: HTML Help
Resource site covering many areas of Web page authoring beyond HTML, including Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, Dynamic HTML, CGI, graphic design, ethics and design, and information on publicizing your Web site.

  HTML 4.0 working draft release
Contains the HTML 4.0 working draft (July 8, 1997) from the World Wide Web Consortium (WW3). Updated on Nov 3, 1997

  HTML developer's reference page
Contains a collection of links for HTML editors, converters and coding, Web server software and directory services, galleries and graphics, and resources for Mosaic. Updated on Sep 29, 1996

  HTML Document Type Definitions
Contains common HTML DTDs and SGML declarations for HTML and links to references and DTD differences.

  HTML FAQ
Collection of HTML-related questions and answers from the comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html newsgroup. Updated on May 19, 1997

  HTML groups, discussion forums, and archives
Contains links to HTML groups, discussion forums and archives. This page is hosted by the World Wide Web Consortium. Updated on Aug 26, 1997

  HTML Home Page
Contains the latest developments in HTML from the W3C.

  HTML tutorials in Web page design
Contains easy-to-follow lessons on HTML coding and layout techniques Updated on Jul 22, 1998

  Interactive HTML tutorial for beginners
This tutorial page contains links to chapters describing various HTML commands. Here, the beginner will find information on common tags, images and links, lists, frames, and how to publish a page. In addition, there are links to related HTML resources. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Internet-Tips' Robots.txt Information
Information about the ROBOTS.TXT file. The ROBOTS.TXT file is used to prevent web robots from indexing some or all of a web site. This is useful to exclude anything which is felt does not need to be included in search engines.

  Mosaic fill-out forms
This is the guide to fill-out forms for NCSA Mosaic for X 2.0. Included are descriptions of form tags as well as several useful form examples. Updated on Feb 4, 1998

  Professional Frames in HTML
Explains how to program and design frame based Web sites. Updated on Jun 13, 1998

  Shareware HTML editor
Provides an overview of the Webber 32 HTML editor and includes highlights and a download link. Updated on Aug 6, 1997

  The ABC's of HTML
From the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), this page provides a beginners guide to HTML. Included are links to HTML coding examples and format elements. Updated on Apr 16, 1998

  The Digital Tool and Die Group
The tool tips section of this site offers a good collection of links for Webmasters and Web developers. Categories include: HTML, CGI, Perl, Java, Javascript, UNIX, and Windows 95. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  The Web Design Resource
Offers a good collection of HTML, DHTML and JavaScript tutorials, as well as various Web design resources. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  The Web Diner
The Web Diner site offers an assortment of helpful Web information, including a Gif89A tutorial, HTML class notes, Photoshop tips, a forms tutorial, downloadable art, and book reviews. Updated on Jun 20, 1998

  Top 10 ideas and hints about Web design
This page hosts a collection of Web page design tips that provide information on color, Java, HTML, linked images, format, and typography. Updated on Jul 16, 1998

  Web Expressions
Resource site with samples of Java, JavaScript, ActiveX and VBScript, as well as how-to information for creating HTML pages. Also includes many related links, sample pages and images.

  Web page background tutorial
This tutorial offers step-by-step instructions on creating backgrounds, wallpaper, coloring text, and creating your own wallpaper. In addition, there are many HTML coding examples, along with links to additional resources. Updated on Aug 30, 1997

  XML: A Second Chance at Web Markup
ZD Net article (September 1997) on the advantages of XML in comparison of SGML and HTML. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s HTML editors page
Yahoo!'s directory HTML editors. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s HTML page
Yahoo!'s directory of HTML. Updated on Dec 4, 1997

  Yahoo!'s HTML tables page
Yahoo!'s directory of HTML tables. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s HTML to PostScript converters page
Yahoo!'s directory of HTML converters for PostScript documents. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

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