HTML is basically used for creating formatted documents, which can
appear stylish in web browsers. As we said earlier chapter, HTML page
is a document which contains text and markups, which makes appearance of
the text in stylish manner.
Well, for creating a basic html document or a HTML page, you need a text
editor like Note Pad. You can also make use of other HTML document creation
tools such as Dreamweaver.
For viewing the created page, you need a web browser. Internet Explorer,
Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera are some of the browsers available today.
As we said, HTML is markup language that will transform the ordinary text into
stylish formats wherever applicable. The Markups are nothing but, commands or
instructions for browsers to format the ordinary text matter into stylish text.
The Markups are specified using < > characters.
The HTML documents or pages do have extensions of ".HTML" or ".HTM". While saving
the document in Dreamweaver select any one of extensions and save it. Preferable
extension now days, is ".HTML".
Now, let us create our first HTML document to display "Hello, Welcome to ProgrammingBasics.In"
Hello Welcome to ProgrammingBasics.In
This will display the message in the default style of the browser.
Suppose, if you want Hello to be in big size, and Welcome to ProgrammingBasics.In
to appear in the next line and in normal size, then,
<p>Welcome to ProgrammingBasics.In</p>
It will display Hello in the default size of the header 1.
In the next topic, your will get information on Headers and content formatting.