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  HTML Basics





The first thing you need to do to begin your website is to create a file named index.html to do this you will open your text editor, open a new file and save it as index.html. Keeping your index.html open we will begin our work by creating the basic html tags.


Everything you do will be placed between HTML Tags, in other words the page should begin with


<html>


and the last HTML code on the webpage should be


</html>

We have now told the browser with the opening html tag to begin reading code, and with the closing /html tag we have told the browser it is finished reading. Now we must begin the code which is to be read, we begin this with search engine info and script code followed by the actual page content.


The <head> tag is where you put in place your meta tags. It is these meta tags that search engines read when doing a search. Though little weight is now being placed on meta keywords, the description remains a very important tag. I suggest visiting our meta tag maker tool and creating proper meta tags for your site. Also included in the head tags are your title tags as well as any scripts you may have which may require proprietary code within the head section.


So, running down the code we have so far your index.html should look like the following.


<html>
<head>
<title>website name
</title>
<meta name="keywords" content="">
<meta name="description" content="">
</head>
</html>


The text in the title tag will be visible at the top of the browser window and is very important in search engine ranking, be sure to choose this title carefully. You will also notice I did not put closing tags on the metas, that is because they do not get them.


Before going to the next page be sure to save your work!


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