HTML Guide

Steps for Making a Web Page

  1. In a text editor, produce text in the approximate format you want
  2. Insert HTML tags to make your format readable to web browsers
  3. Save as text format with a '.html' extension
  4. Copy the pages to your www folder
  5. Verify that the page shows up on the Web and looks correct by opening up a browser to www.meto.umd.edu/~name
  6. You're Done!

Note 1: you may use "View Source" to see how other people wrote their pages, then feel free to steal ideas from them!

Note 2: In most operating systems, any file with the extension '.html' will be displayed automatically as a web page, so you may edit it with the '.txt' extenstion, then switch to the '.html' extension to see how it looks.

Note 2 : Capitalization does not affect the HTML tags, and all spaces in your text will be ignored.

Note 3: For more detailed information, see this HTML reference for syntax details.


Chapters

Once each chapter is opened, you should use "view source" to see how it is constructed. In this case to make it work we don't want to be a part of another webpage. Go to the URL at the top of your browser and after "~gcm" type in the rest of the full address so that it reads "www.meto.umd.edu/~gcm/usefuldocs.htmlguide/HTMLguide.html". Note that the frames are now gone.

  1. Web Page Structure
  2. Basic Formatting
  3. Lists
  4. Colors
  5. Images
  6. Links
  7. Remainders