If you ask someone “What’s the best website to learn HTML”
Most will answer: http://www.w3schools.com/html5/default.asp
In reality, w3schools is a great reference, but if you don’t have a clue where to start, you’ll be discouraged before you get to the end of the first page.
W3 is overwhelming and they’ve done a great job disguising their Google Ads as content, if you’re not careful you’ll leave W3S and not even know it.
Here are the basics, without getting to technical or to boring!
This is a tag < >
Everything in HTML script goes into a tag.
This is an opening tag < >
This is a closing tag </ >
Self contained open/closed tag < />
And you’re not going to understand any of that until we actually start to use it.
So let’s get started.
1) open NotePad
2) Click File > Save As
3) Change Save file as type to All files (*.*)
4) Name your website index.html
Do Not write html in Word or Office or other programs you would use to create a document. Those programs will add code to your document that you will not see, but will cause your website to fail.
If you fail to change the “Save Files As Type” to “All files (*.*)” when saving your website, you won’t have a website, you’ll have a .txt document.