For the first time ever, Kids Wiki is proud to present it's very first tutorial on making websites using HTML. To begin with, you can practice HTML code on a simple text editor, such as Notepad or Dreamweaver.

What is HTML?Edit

HTML is what we call a markup language that stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is used for creating web pages and websites. It is a language of markup tags, which are pieces of coding used to describe

websites.The coding uses angle brackets, something like <html>. There is text between angle brackets that describe the web page. To view the HTML coding on a website, click on "View" at the top of your computer screen and find "Page Source". OK, let's get ready to learn

how to make websites!

Getting StartedEdit

What You'll Need

To learn HTML, you don't need any tools to get started. All you need is a simple text

editor like Notepad. But you coan also use a HTML editor like Dreamweaver, but to get started, you should start off with Notepad.

Also, if you want to have a test web to get started, copy the following files:




After those files are copied, click on mainpage.htm to see your first website in the flesh.

That's it! You are ready to go!!


HTML Headings

To create a heading, see this example:


This is a paragraph This is another paragraph

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This is a heading

This is a heading

This is a heading

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To make a paragraph, type in the angle brackets with the text in front of it, then type in the </p> tag.



This is a paragraph This is another paragraph

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[ ]


This is a heading

This is a heading

This is a heading

Try it yourself » note:You cannot create HTML headings by making text bold.


Links are text that provide shortcuts to other web pages. To make one, type in <a href="">This is a link</a>.


To add images to your website, type in the following:


<img src="w3schools.jpg" width="104" height="142" />

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From that point on, you know all the basic HTML coding to make a good-looking website.

HTML ElementsEdit

HTML Elements is everything in HTML coding, including the start and end tags. When coding HTML, be careful about how you type any kind of tag.

HTML Document ExampleEdit


<body> This is my first paragraph </body>

</html> note: For the </p> element, you can also use upper-case p's. You can forget the

tags depending on which browser you use, but any future versions of HTML will not allow you to skip them.


Some HTML elements contain attributes, such as links.

Attribute ExampleEdit

HTML links are defined with the <a> tag. The link address is provided as an attribute:


<a href="">This is a link</a>

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Some times, you can use single quotes for attributes, but only on rare occasions.

You can find a complete list of legal HTML attributes at the Complete HTML Reference page.

Publishing your websiteEdit

If you want your website to appear on the internet, you will need to publish it.

See this link for more:


You have learned enough HTML code to create your very first website!

To learn more about HTML coding and website making, take the following link: