Basic HTML

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Basic HTML

  1. 1. Basic HTML <ul><li>All web pages are written with some form of HTML, which allows you to format text, add graphics, sound and video in a text file that any computer can read. </li></ul><ul><li>HTML has two essential features: hypertext and universality. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypertext allows you to create a link that takes visitors to other web page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universality means any computer can read a web page. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Why Learn HTML? <ul><li>Learning HTML provides emerging journalists with an opportunity to overcome any fear of technical jargon. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning HTML reinforces the importance of precise writing. Blow a backslash or put a quote mark in the wrong place and your web page doesn't work correctly. An &quot;F&quot; on a newswriting assignment for a misspelled name delivers a necessary negative lesson in the importance of getting every keystroke correct. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web page building blocks <ul><li>A web page is made up of three main components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text Content: headers and paragraphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More complex content: links, images, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Markup: Instructions that explain how the content is displayed </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What you need to know <ul><li>As journalist, you won’t have to know all of the ins and outs of HTML and building web sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Most newspaper sites us a CMS or content management system to manage their sites. Knowing the basics of HTML is helpful when working within a CMS. </li></ul>

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