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Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the basis of the web today. The following
links give introduction to HTML basics or provide a more complete HTML reference.
(For more information on design issues, see the
Web Design Resources page.) However, HTML will be superceded by XHTML, which
is explained on the XHTML page.
- W3Schools HTML Tutorial
- This tutorial on HTML not only provides a reference guide and numerous
examples, but it also has a "try it yourself" feature where you can edit
HTML, then click a test button to see how it works in your browser.
NCSA (at UIUC) Beginner's Guide to HTML
- The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Primer on
HTML gives a basic introduction to HTML coding with links to other sites.
Ian Graham's HTML Index
- Ian Graham developed his original version of this index as an aid to
help him understand HTML. He has since reworked and rewritten it so that
it is more of an educational tool, and this has been a foundation for several
books he has written. Lest you think Ian Graham is some starving student,
note that he has a PhD in theoretical biophysics and is the Vice-President
of Research & Development for a company he co-founded.
Netscape's HTML Tag Reference
- Netscape's guide gives all of the Netscape supported elements and tags
and the attributes for each. This is aimed for revision 4.0 browsers or
higher. Most of these tags are supported in IE 5.
Quick HTML Reference
- This links to the Webmonkey HTML Cheat sheet. Also on this page are
links to color codes, special characters, and browser compatibility chart.
The entire Webmonkey site
is filled with lots of tips, hints, and just good information about coding.
- HTML 4.01 Specification
- The World Wide Web Consortium® is the body that develops
protocols and standards for the web and this is the official HTML 4.01 specification.
This page is definitely not recommended for the faint-hearted. Furthermore,
HTML is moving to XHTML. (See the XHTML page.)
- Extended Control Character
- You want to be on a fast connection for this extensive list of extended