These pages contains a very brief introduction in web site construction. it is not meant as a course in website construction, but it is more or less my personal vision on this matter.
On this page:
Why do you want to make a website and what you want to put on it?
Some suggestions about the content:
The best is to look around on the web and to make notes about things you like or absolutely don't like. Here is a good site with a lot of examples
A website is made from one or more HTML pages.
Such a HTML page is split in two main section:
The things like: </body> and </html> are called tags.
Some of these tags do have additional information inside, like the body tag, there you can see: bgcolor="green". This is called an attribute.
The top section is the head and after that comes the body section. The whole page is enclosed in the html tags. The example has only title tag in the head section, normally there are many more. This title text will be shown in the top bar of the browser window, see the image below.
The text "Example Page" is larger then the text below it. This is due to the h1 tags.
"h1" means "heading1", this is the largest font size. The headings go from h1 to h6.
To learn more HTML go back to school, for example the w3schools.com there you will find a very good html course. (don't go now, continue reading)