24/04/2011

What are the basic HTML tags?

The most important tags in HTML are tags that define paragraphs ,line break and headlines.
Paragraph tag
Paragraphs are defined with th <p> tag
<p> this is a paragraph </p>
<p> This a new paragraph</p>
HTML automatically adds an extra blank line before and after a paragraph.

Headings
Headings are defined with the <h1> to <h6>tags where <h1> defines the largest heading. <h6> defines the smallest heading.
<h1> This is a heading</h1>
<h2> This is a heading</h2>
<h3> This is a heading</h3>
<h4> This is a heading</h4>
<h5> This is a heading</h6>
<h6> This is a heading</h6>
HTML automatically adds an extra blank line before and after a heading.
Line Breaks
The <br> tag is used when you want to end a line, but don't want to start a new paragraph. the <br> tag forces a line break wherever you place it.
<p> this <br> is a new para<br> graph with line break </p>
The <br> tag is empty tag. it has no closing tag.

Comments in HTML
the comment tag is used to insert a comment in HTML source code. A comments will be ignored by the browser. It can be used to give an explanation to the used code which can be helpful at the time of editing.
<!-- this is a comment-->
To conclude the topic the basic HTML tags are
<html>                   -    Defines an HTML documents
<body>                  -    Defines the document's body.
<h1> to <h6>       -    Defines header 1 to header 6.
<p>                        -    Defines paragraph
<br>                      -    Insert a single line break.
<hr>                      -    Defines a horizontal rule
<!-->                     -    Defines a comment


18/04/2011

What is HTML Elements?

HTML Documents are files which use HTML elements for creating it. HTML elements are defined using HTML tags. See the following HTML code:
<html>
<head>
<title> Write down the page tile</title>
</head>
<body>
Here you can write what ever information you want to share<b> this text bold </b>

</body>
</html>

In above code  HTML element starts with HTML tag : <b>. The content of the HTML element is : the text is bold. The HTML elements ends with an end tag like </b>. And next the HTML elements starts with HTML the start tag <body> and end with HTML end tag </body>.
the purpose of the <body> tag is to define thew HTML elements that contains the body of the HTML documents.

16/04/2011

What is HTML ?

HTML stand for Hyper Text Markup Language. An HTML file is a text file containing small markup tags. The markup tags direct the internet  bowser how to display the page. This file  must have an htm or html extension. An HTML file can be created using a simple text editor like Notepad. Lets try to create an HTML by using Notepad.

Step by Step action to create a HTML file and test it  

  • After opening the computer, click start and then  all programme list
  • Go to Accessories and select Notepad and open it.
  • For example copy and paste the following code on Notepad.
<html>
<head>
<title> Write down the page tile</title>
</head>
<body>
Here you can write what ever information you want to share

</body>
</html>
  • After pasting the above code in Notepad file , save the file by giving .htm as an extension to the file name
  • After saving the file now this file become HTML file. to check it open internet browser
  • After opening browser open the file which you created after pasting the above code.
  • Your file will open in browser just like a internet file.
  • Congratulation now you have crated a HTML file.

14/04/2011

What are the options available for web site hosting?



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Merit
  • Low cost, its free
  • good for family, hobby or personal blogging
  • Free email is often an option
Demerit
  • No choice for domain name
  • Few, limited, or no software option
  • limited security option
  • limited or no database support
  • limited technical support
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Merit
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  • Multiple software option
  • Own domain name
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Merit:
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  • Good for high traffic
  • Multiple domain names
  • Powerful email solution
  • Powerful database support
  • Strong (unlimited) software support
Demerit
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