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HTML for Dreamweaver Users
Because Dreamweaver is a WYSIWIG editor, creating basic webpages in Dreamweaver doesn't involve a lot of use of straight HTML unless you want it to. Even advanced features like frames and forms are comparatively simple to do. But to work with certain advanced features well, it's helpful to have a notion of HTML structure and elements.
HTML text is simply plain text with "markup" tags in it to tell the browser what to do with parts of the document. If you've ever used Wordperfect with "Reveal Codes" on, you can see what a marked-up document looks like.
Documents are marked up with tags. Tags are enclosed in angle
brackets (< , >) to distinguish them from the text.
Parts of an HTML documentThe HTML document structure looks something like this:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE> [Title of document] </TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> [The document itself] </BODY> </HTML>
Logical and Physical Formatting Tags
Unless you put formatting tags into an HTML document, the browser will read your text as simply one long string of text, ignoring line breaks, tabs, multiple spaces, etc.
There are 4 formatting tags for creating parts to your document
There are also text formatting tags. These come in two types-- logical, which describe the information in the element, and physical, which specify its appearance.
There are also tags to create lists.
Links and Images
To create a link -- a piece of text or a graph that the user
can click on to go to another document or part of a document, you use
a hypertext anchor.
You can create a named anchor within an HTML document if you
want to create a hypertext reference to it.
To insert an image in a file, use an image tag.
For More Information:
In addition to regular properties of elements, elements can also have styles, either defined individually on a particular instance of the element, or globally throughout the document. CSS Styles does this.