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10-Minute HTML PREVIEW

PREREQUISITES.  
It is assumed that the person wanting to learn 10-Minute HTML
will be familiar with Windows or other file structure ("path" and such) 
where you will create your exercises.  You will need to be able to download 
examples (SAVE AS) to your folder (file).  Be able to use a text processor 
(ex. Notepad) and any web browser (ex, IExplorer) of your choice.   
Key requirement is to understand how to open a web page in a text editing 
program by "OPEN SOURCE" or some such.  Then to "SAVE AS" to your folder.  
Obviously, a learner of HTML will eventually need to have a website name ,
web host (place to put your web pages to the Internet) , and 
be able to upload his HTML pages with FTP or such. 

This lesson is written for Microsoft Windows.  Those with any other operating 
system will have to substitute your wording for the Windows names and techniques  
used here.  
"Source" is the HTML code that creates a "Web Page".  You will be using both 
an Editor and a Browser at the same time.
Occasional references are made to Microsoft Word and to Front Page ; if you are 
not familiar with them, just skip over these lines.  We use them as the bad examples 
of why you need to learn 10-Minute HTML.

Step Zero:  Create a half page of text and save it as a simple text file (mypage.TXT).  
Learning will be easier to understand if we use your own text as the example.  
( The initial example used here was for a reader who wants to write about philosophy 
in Basic English. )

Here is your dotTXT file.
	http://(path)/Mypage.txt
	or (path)/mypage.txt  ;	mypage.txt  OPEN WITH IExplorer
	Yes, a web browser can read any simple text file, (dotTXT).

	Notice that it is exactly what you typed including spacing and
line feeds (enter).  You can fix the long lines by putting in line feeds (Enter).
To edit the file is to simply type and save.  The same works for HTML.
However, you have to be in a web browser, or tell the dotTXT file to open with
a browser because dotTXT files are normally, automatically opened in an editor.

The simplest form of HTML is to accept the preformatted text wrapped in the
minimally required HTML code.  HTML code can be recognized by , where "tag"
is a code word that you will learn.

You will create an HTML page and save it as dotHTML (mypage.html).  
This will tell the browser to treat this as a web page.
It will automatically open your browser and display the selected web page.
Here is the minimal HTML code.  Once you have typed this, you can copy 
and paste it into each new program.
An HTML file is a simple text file that contains HTML "tags" mixed in with the text.

< >  means, here is an HTML tag, not real text.
 means, this is where the tag's action stops.
Example:  starts italic text and  stops italic text.

 tells the browser to look for HTML code, i.e. 
 starts the heading section.  
 is what appears on the browser page line.  Make it short.
<META . . .> is an advanced thing we will not explain.  You will use this line to stop
Internet Search engines from finding your examples and mistakes.
Tags start something to happen.  They must be told when to close/stop/end.  
This is done with </tag>.  Here we close the <TITLE> with  and 
Starting and stopping tags can be overlapped (nesting).  Note that TITLE is
started and stopped inside the range of the HEAD tag.
 will start your web page.  Your text and your  will go between 
	start  and stop 
 ends your program.

    
  My page one.
  
  
  
   . . .
  
  

Perhaps the most important thing to become clear about is the difference between
the SOURCE (.txt or .html) and the WEB Page displayed in your browser.  
In this preview , the two look very nearly the same.

Text
Web Page

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End of Lesson 0 -- Preview