The structure of an HTML document

When you’re writing a HTML document, there is a structure to follow.  You can create these documents using a simple text editor such as Notepad or Notepad++

The HTML document looks like this…


This looks pretty complicated at first glance. But let’s break it down…

<!DOCTYPE HTML> Very simple, this is just what the document type is, it’s a html document.

<HTML></HTML> This is an open HTML tag, this surrounds the document, it’s all it does. It goes at the top and at the bottom.

<HEAD></HEAD> Here you would put all of your meta data, java or styling into the web page.  Don’t worry, we’ll come to those later.

<TITLE></TITLE> This is the title of the page, this is what would appear at the top of your browser window.

<BODY></BODY> This is the actual content of the document.

Once you save this, be sure to save it with a .html suffix, so for example…. “something.html”

Read up on how to create things inbetween the <BODY> tags here.

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