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If you would like to learn HTML but don't know how to get started, here are a few tips to get you started. It helps to know what HTML stands for: HyperText Markup Language. As the name implies, HTML is a kind of web programming language. All the websites you view on the Internet did not get there by magic. Behind each website is a programmer fluent in the ways of HTML. That person had to write the code to create the page. What exactly can HTML do? HTML is the glue that holds web pages together. With HTML you can format text, you can link a webpage to other pages, you can create lists of things, insert images, format information into tables, and create an attractive and user-friendly gateway to services, information, or products for users.

How can you get started in HTML? Fortunately, to learn HTML doesn't require any fancy equipment. In fact, all you need is a computer with a basic text editor (even that lowly Notepad application will do) and access to the Internet. If you choose to work on a popular word processing program such as MS Word, simply save your files as ASCII text. Don't try to format text using your regular word processing tools.

To learn HTML, you must simply learn to write in the language of "tags." Tags are simply HTML markers that are used to create certain effects. They are essentially directions that "tell" the text, images, and all the other stuff on the website how to act and look. Tags look something like this: <B>This text would be bolded</B>. The process of learning HTML involves learning numerous tag commands, and using them to create an attractive, user-friendly webpage. There are hundreds of different tags, and most programmers use several combinations of tags to achieve certain effects.

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