HTML consists of a series of tags that are used to code text for display by World Wide Web browsers. HTML is a subset of SGML, which is an international standard for coding text for complex databases. HTML is intended to code the structure of text documents, not their actual appearance. However, tags exist for controlling the appearance and new extensions by Netscape are pushing HTML more towards a formatting system.

For a quick review of HTML, refer to the HTML Quick Reference at the University of Kansas.

Here are the specific HTML tags used in the 2 example projects.
Tags in these Tutorials
<html>entire document</html>HTML
<body>entire body of document</body>Body of Document
<header>header text</header>Document header
<center>text</center>Center text
<a href="filename.html">link name</a>Link
<img src="filename.gif" alt="text description"> Displays image and text description if browser can not load the image
<h1>large heading</h1>
<h4>smaller header</h4>
Size of header text
<br>Line break
<hr>Horizontal rule
<font size=number>text</font>Size of text
<ul>list items</ul>Unnumbered list
<table width=percent cellpadding=number cellspacing=number border=number>
<th>tabel heading</th>
<td align=middle colspan=number>table data</td>
Table elements

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