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It is really frustrating to see all those tricks people do on public message boards. Some time they change font and font size and at times they put in a sleek URL for another site. I researched a little bit before making these pages. Think I should share it with you

For the sake of continuing this discussion, and because I love to hear myself talk, I have attempted to put in some basics first, to practise them... If you wanna skip my lecture, this link will take you to commands page!

Remember, If you can read this... you can learn HTML!

Let me first calmly introduce you to the very basics of HyperText Mark-up Language. I am assuming that you know nothing about HTML. I am assuming, however, you have some computer knowledge. You wouldn't be looking at this page without having some knowledge! To start you will need:

1. A computer (obviously)

2. A browser like Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. If you're looking at this page, you obviously have one. I would also suggest using a browser that supports images.

3. A word processor. If you have access to Windows "Notepad" or "WordPad" programs, use that to get started. If you have those three things, you can write HTML with the best of them.

Let's Get Started

Let's get into the programs you will use to write your HTML document. Keep this in mind: HTML documents must be text only. When you save an HTML document, you must save only the text, nothing else.

The reason I am pushing Note-Pad, WordPad, and Simple Text is that they save in text-only format without your doing any additional work. They just do it. Don't use WORD, or WordPerfect. Maybe you're just more comfortable on it. But then you want to master the HTML.. correct!

What you name your document is very important. You must first give your document a name and then add a suffix to it. That's the way everything works in HTML. You give a name and then a suffix.

Follow this format to name your document:

1. Choose a name. Anything. If you have a PC not running Windows 95, you are limited to eight letters, however.

2. Add a suffix. For all HTML documents, you will add either htm or html

I am looking to name a document I just wrote on a PC running Windows 95/98. I want to name the document nitin. Thus the document must be named nitin.html. Please notice the dot before .htm and .html. Documents are saved in "htm" for PCs running Windows 3.x (they are ancient now!) and ".html" for Windows 95/98 machines.

Uhhhhhh.... Why Do I Do That?

You're just full of questions! You see, It's a thing called "association." It's how computers tell different file types apart. ".html" tells the computer that this file is an HTML document.  All files used on the Web will follow the format of "name.suffix." Always!

That's it. Print it out if you'd like and get ready to delve in and write your first HTML. 

Now you can proceed to HTML commands.

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