Sunday, May 19, 2013

HTML Tutorial 1: Creating a Simple HTML Document

HTML Codes Example

If you're regular in this site, you should know I am not a programmer. Several times, I've mentioned that I'm a person with no programming knowledge. Even my HTML knowledge is not good enough. Just few days ago, I decided to enrich my knowledge on HTML. I will publish HTML lessons for you. Thus you will be also learning HTML with me! Whenever I learn something about HTML, I will publish it here. 

I'm not gonna discuss about the history of HTML. Hope you all know that HTML- Hypertext Markup Language. Whatever you see on your browser when visiting any site, your browser shows it through HTML. You can easily view what a website includes. Do as below:

  1. Open any website in your browser. 
  2. Right click on it. 
  3. A menu will appear.
  4. Click on View Source/ View Page Source. 
  5. A new window will open with the HTML of that website. You will see thousand lines codes! This is how your browser see a website. 

Today I would like to start with an example. In this lesson you will learn how to create a simple HTML document. I mean you will get an idea about the basic structure of an HTML document. 

Okay let's start. The following texts are the properties of an HTML document. 
  • Copy the texts, and paste them in a notepad file. 
  • Save the document as HTML Lesson 1 with .htm or .html extension. I mean the saved file name should look like this: HTML Lesson 1.htm or HTML Lesson 1.html
  • Remember, you can save it by any other word but it should end with .htm or .html extension.
  • I recommend you to save the file on your desktop for quick access. 


<title>HTML Tutorial by Marks PC Solution.</title> 

<h2>A Simple HTML Document</h2> 
HTML- <i>Hypertext Markup Language</i>  
Greetings from:<br> <a href=>Marks PC Solution</a> 
Prepared by: <b>Md. Abdur Rahaman</b> 
<br>&copy;2013 Marks PC Solution
<br>Protected by: DMCA 


After saving the document a new file will be appeared on your desktop named HTML Lesson 1. Double click on that file. It should be opened with your default net browser. If it doesn't then right click on that file and choose open with a browser. 

After opening the document in a browser you will get the following result in the browser window:

Basic HTML Document Example

You should notice the difference between your input (HTML Code) and output (Result in the browser). In compared to the HTML you have written on the notepad is more than double what you're getting in the browser window! Are you confused with that? Actually no unnecessary commands are used in the above HTML code. Each and every symbols and characters of the above HTML code are the basic properties of any HTML document. Without them, no HTML document can be prepared. 

In my next lesson of HTML, I will discuss about the basic parts of an HTML document. And I will also try to clarify the tags, symbols, codes used in this example. Get ready for that! 

Note: In the above code, I have created gaps between parts. After html tag, head tag I have used enter. Basically in the document this space will have no effect. This space is only for your better understanding. 

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  1. HTML tutorial? That's a great progress. I thought you didn't like coding/writing codes.

    Good thing! ;-)
    Knock me if you need help in anything.

    1. Your though is correct! :)

      I didn't like coding. And still I don't.

      Sometimes I don't find anything to write about. That's why I decided to write about HTML. I will learn and share. So that I can publish posts regularly. :)

  2. Nice html tutorial keep on writing
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