Beginner’s Guide to HTML

  • July 25, 2013

You’ve paid a professional to create your website. Things are going well - you’re generating lots of traffic. All of a sudden, you realize you need to make a quick change to the homepage. What do you do? You can’t contact your web designer every time. That’s going to cost you - both in time and money. The quickest way is to learn the basics of HTML. Don’t worry, we won’t get too complicated. Keep these basics in mind and you’ll be able to update your website in no time!

When updating your website, you need to use HTML tags. This is the language that your website speaks - it’s how you tell it you are making an update. The tag begins with <> and should be closed with a corresponding </>. This language tells your website where your changes begin and end.

Italics
To make text on your website in italics, you need to add the HTML tag <em>, which is short for emphasis.

<em> Welcome </em>

Bold
To make text on your website bold, you need to add the HTML tag <strong>.

<strong> Welcome </strong>

Headline
To create a headline on your website, use the HTML tag <hl>.

<hl> Welcome </hl>

Font size
To set the size of your font from 1 to 7, use the HTML tag <font size=”5”> </font>

<font size=”5”>Welcome </font>

With these four basics in hand, you should be able to make small changes to your website on your own. Take small steps, and soon you’ll be designing your own site!

 

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