The online presence of your business can have a great impact on the overall sales of your services and products. This is why the look and structure of the web page are an important parts of your website.
A web designer can create and modify web pages using HTML. Follow the steps below to create a simple web page using HTML.
Step 1: Edit the Content in Notepad
As a starting point, write raw text content and check how the browser will display it. First, you will need to launch a text editor to write out HTML documents manually.
You can use any text editor that comes with your operating system, such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Macintosh). Make sure you use the text editors that allow you to save the content as plain text files with the .html extension .
Once you successfully launched the text editor, it is time to create content with these steps:
- Click on Notepad and open a new document.
- Start typing the content for your Home Page into a new document in the text editor.
- Now, click on “Save” or “Save as” from the File menu to save the content with ext file as index.html
- Make sure you use.html at the end of the filename to save it. This helps the browser to recognize the content as a web document.
Note : Keep the line breaks the same for the sake of playing along.
To indicate the structure of the content in the browser, HTML is a must.
Step 2: Give Proper Structure to the Document
In this step, you will come to know about the HTML element syntax to give a document its structure. Here is how the HTML tags and elements help markup the content.
To open the HTML elements, you need to use <>. For example, to open a paragraph, you will use
- To close the paragraph, you will need to use the tag ( ).
- Tags help to identify the elements in the text source.
- In simple words, a tag consists of the element name within angle brackets ( < > ).
- Some elements are empty, and most elements have the content and its markup.
- In HTML, the uppercase letters and lowercase letters are considered as same. However, in XHTML, all element names must be all lowercase in order to be valid.
Step 3: Identify Text Elements
With a markup experience, you can add the markup that identifies headings ( h1 and h2 ), paragraphs ( p ), and emphasized text ( em ) to the content. Now, take a look at the things that you can and can’t do when marking up content with HTML.
The aim of HTML is to add meaning and structure to the content, but it does not give instructions for how the content should look. So, when you markup content, makes sure you choose the HTML element that offers the most meaningful description of the content. For example, the first heading at the beginning of the content or web page should be marked up as an h1 .
Block and inline elements
There should be space between the heading and paragraph elements, and they should not run together. That is because, by default, headings and paragraphs display as block elements. Each block element starts with a new line, and some space is also added above and below the entire element by default.
How does the browser determine what an h1 should look like? It uses a style sheet! All browsers have their own built-in style sheets that describe the default rendering of elements. If you find the h1 is too big as the browser renders it, change it with a style sheet rule.
Step 4: Add an Image
You can add an image to the page using the img element. There are two elements that can be used to add an image.
Elements that do not have text content are said to be empty. The image element ( img ) is an example of such an element; it tells the browser to get an image file from the server and insert it at that spot in the flow of the text.
Attributes are instructions that modify or clarify an element. For example, for the img element, the src (short for “source”) is an attribute that is a must and specifies the location (URL) of the image file.
Depending on the purpose of your website, you can change the appearance of text elements, color, font, and more using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Last, Validate Your Documents
One of the best ways to catch errors in the markup text process is to validate your document. What does that mean?
It means to check your markup to make sure that you have mark up the content using the right rules and HTML version. Error-free documents are considered valid. You can either check it yourself or ask a friend to validate your document.
You can take the help of experienced web designers of Symphony Software to create an effective and impressive web page for your business. We are experts in HTML and can handle are aspects of web designing with ease.