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Getting Started : Your First HTML page

If you are reading this, chances are you are in need of a good HTML beginner tips to get started. Yes, internet may no longer be a strange invention as it was in the early 90s and despite the fact that it is now more accessible to all of us, there is one thing that hasn’t changed: our inability to build our own website. Your curiosity might be the one to lead you here, and yes, we will tell you that you, too, can create your own website.

It does not matter if you know absolutely nothing about how to write in HTML, because you’ve come to the right place and here, we are going to give you a series of HTML tutorials to help you out with the task. HTML files are not as complicated as you think; like the files you store on your desktop computer, HTML files are also simple text files sorted into a few different directories. Being simple text files, you don’t need fancy application to get the job done. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Windows user or a Mac user, all you need is a notepad and you’re ready to Learn HTML.

To start, open your notepad and type something like “My first ever webpage”, create a folder named “html”, and save your file in there as “firstwebpage.html” and a little word of HTML advice, make sure you specify the “.html” as otherwise it’ll automatically be saved as a “.txt” – another advice is to make sure your files be saved in plain text as applications such as Mac’s TextEdit always starts new files in Rich text which contains a lot of unnecessary formatting options and extras. Would like to see how it looks like on a browser? Open your web browser and type in the file’s location, for example “c:\html\ firstwebpage.html” then click return. Voila, your first ever web page!