Coding Your First Page in HTML

Updated: February 17, 2022
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At this point, I have a pretty solid web page, I have a title, a welcome message, sections that feature some of the pets that are up for adoption, some poems, a section for the volunteers at Christie's Pet Post and a table of contents to easily get to different parts of the page.

This lesson lets add a few more elements! There is one thing I want to add. I want people to know some details about my webpage like, who made it, and when it was last updated. 

If you want people to find your website using search on Google or Yahoo or Baidu you may want to add a privacy policy, contact details and a site map. If you want to add these kinds of additional details, we'll use the footer tags. Since these details about the whole web page, I’ll put the footer at the bottom of my HTML file. 

There!  

I want to review one last thing before we finish the first half of the course.  Somehow our browser turned our tags into pictures and text, but, how exactly?  Well, browsers reads the HTML file, and uses the code to render a web page. You can think of rendering just as turning code into something visual that we can see on the screen. 

As you’ve seen, the design and formatting on this Christy’s Pet Post is pretty plain. To make the site look better, and more modern, we’ll need to learn CSS which means Cascading Style Sheets. Nearly all website use CSS. 

Congratulations on completing chapter one and finishing your first web page. Now on to CSS.

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