HTML Basics

In this lesson students will learn:

What is HTML?

  • XHTML (Extensible Hypertext Markup Language) is newer than but built upon, the original HTML (HyperText Markup Language) platform.
  • XHTML has stricter rules and does not allow some elements formerly used in HTML.
  • One benefit of using XHTML instead of HTML is that it helps make web pages look identical in different browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.
  • XHTML defines and organizes the page content but does not format or style it.
    That is the job of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which we will learn later in this course.
  • HTML 5 is a markup language used for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web. It is the fifth and current major version of the HTML standard and subsumes XHTML. It currently exists in two standardized forms.

Brief History on HTML and XHTML?

Assignment: Due: September 12, 2018

Research and create a timeline for the history of HTML.
It can be created in Microsft Word, Google Docs, PowerPoint (converted into a PDF).
Site your resources.

Next class:
Please have a binder for notes for class. (Wednesday, September 12, 2018)

HTML Editors

PC Users Mac Users
Notepad ++ TextMate
PSPad Text Wrangler
Komodo Edit BBEdit
Ultra Edit  Coffeecup
Brackets  Visual Studio
 Visual Studio Sublime