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Creating your first web page

  1. 1. Creating your first Web page
  2. 2. Starter Activity: Mark Zuckerburg Find out who Mark Zuckerberg is, what he is currently worth and how he made his money. Creating your first Web page
  3. 3. Lesson Objectives Creating your first Web page In this lesson you will learn about the essentials of html and how to view the html code of websites. You will create and preview your own first web page and start to develop a homepage for the zoo.  Understand what html is and what is does  Understand how HTML documents are structured  Understand the difference between tags and elements  Be able to create a simple HTML document
  4. 4. What is HTML? •HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. The code uses “tags” that tell the web browser how to display text and images on a web page. •For example, to display ‘Cardinal Allen’ as a heading on a web page you would need to write the code: <h1>Cardinal Allen </h1> •The red parts are known as HTML tags. In case they tell the web browser to display the text as a heading Creating your first Web page
  5. 5. Task 1: Viewing the Code! Even though HTML code is hidden you can still view it. 1.Open Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox 2.Enter the address for a website 3.Click ‘View’ in the top toolbar and then click on source. In a matter of seconds, you will see the hidden code of that page. How many lines of code has your webpage been created from? Creating your first Web page
  6. 6. HTML Essentials 1.HTML can be written in Notepad 2.HTML is not case sensitive 3.HTML tags are always surrounded by < and > 4.Words between < and > are called elements 5.Tags typically occur in 'begin-end' pairs. <tag> …… </tag> 6.HTML documents are divided into two main parts: the head and the body Creating your first Web page
  7. 7. How are HTML documents Structured HTML documents must contain the tags: <html>, <head>, <title> and <body>. Creating your first Web page
  8. 8. Task 2: Creating your first Web page Step 1. Open up the text editor Notepad Step 2. Enter the following: <html> <head> <title> This is my first web page</title> </head> <body> Hello world. This is my first web page. There's more to come. </body> </html> Step 3. Save the document as: firstpage.html in your ‘Coding Websites’ folder. Creating your first Web page
  9. 9. Task 3: Preview your first Web page To preview your new document, open a web browser. On the tool bar (located up near the top of the browser): 1.Select File menu. 2.Select Open Page 3.A dialogue box appears. Select Choose File 4.Go to where you saved your file, click on it. 5.Click Open Creating your first Web page
  10. 10. Your web page should look like this in your browser. You have successfully created your first web page. Creating your first Web page
  11. 11. Task 4: Zoo Homepage 1.Using your skills and knowledge create a homepage for the zoo website. You need to include a title and some introductory text. 2.Save the document as: zoohomepage.html in your ‘Coding Websites’ folder and then preview your work. Creating your first Web page
  12. 12. Plenary: Key Points Write down five key points which summarise today’s learning. Creating your first Web page
  13. 13. Keywords Objectives  Title  HTML  Tag  Source  Elements  Head  Body  Web browser     Creating your first Web page  Understand what html is and what is does  Understand how HTML documents are structured  Understand the difference between tags and elements  Be able to create a simple HTML document

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