HTML Resources


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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 However, HTML will be superceded by XHTML, which is explained on the XHTML page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.
Webmonkey 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 Reference
You want to be on a fast connection for this extensive list of extended control characters.


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