HTML for sodales, LESSON 1

The main forum of the Societas Via Romana. Anything not covered by one of the Collegia is probably being discussed here!

Moderator: Aldus Marius

HTML for sodales, LESSON 1

Postby Lucius Tyrrhenus Garrulus on Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:20 am

In this and the following 7 posts, I'll show you how to create web pages with HTML - the most basic scripting language.
It only takes an hour or two to learn this language. After that, it is just practice.
I will not post any further lessons unless asked. This way I know there is someone who is making some use of this.
After these lessons you should be ready to create pages for Societas Via Romana.

First off, you want to use a text editor such as Notepad.
I prefer Notepad because it will be helpful, but not necessary, to turn Word Wrap on and off.


LESSON 1

THE BASICS


1) Think of HTML as a person. A person named "HTML."

Type the following into Notepad:

Code: Select all
<html>

</html>


Note: Most HTML tags are made up of an opening and closing tag.


2) We need to give our person a "head."

Type a pair of head tags within the html tags so that Notepad now looks like this:

Code: Select all
<html>

<head>

</head>

</html>



3) We need to give our person a "body."

Type a pair of body tags within the closing head tag and the closing body tag. Notepad should look like this:

Code: Select all
<html>

<head>

</head>

<body>

</body>

</html>



4) We need to give our person a "title." Let's call him SocietasViaRomana.

Type a pair of title tags within the head tags, and our title (SocietasViaRomana) within the title tags. Notepad should look like this:

Code: Select all
<html>

<head>

<title>
SocietasViaRomana
</title>

</head>

<body>

</body>

</html>



5) Now we want our person to say "hello." Let's type that word within the body tags. Notepad should look like this:

Code: Select all
<html>

<head>

<title>
SocietasViaRomana
</title>

</head>

<body>

Hello

</body>

</html>


6) Now it is time to see if you did it right.

In Notepad go to File > Save As...

In the File name field, type in mypage.htm. Make sure it doesn't have a .txt ending, otherwise you'll accidently save it as a text file instead of a web page.

In the Save as type field, pull the tab down and select All Files.

Make sure to save the page to your Desktop or My Documents... anywhere where you can find it easily.

After saving the page, double click its icon to view your first web page in your web browser.
NOX EST PERPETVA VNA DORMIENDA
Lucius Tyrrhenus Garrulus
Eques
Eques
 
Posts: 158
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:39 am
Location: PA, USA

Postby Quintus Servilius Priscus on Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:04 am

Salve,

Thanks a lot for these lessons! I've printed them all out. I been wanting to do a webpage but really didn't have much knowledge on how to do one. Now I have a ready reference to work with.

Vale,
Quintus Servilius Priscus
Censor, Curator
User avatar
Quintus Servilius Priscus
Curialis
Curialis
 
Posts: 208
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 8:16 pm
Location: Wichita, KS

Postby Q Valerius on Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:22 am

good information, a little unnecessary since there are so many HTML tutorials out there, but solid indeed. :)

You inspire me to start writing a tutorial for C++, something I've been meaning to do for a while.
Q Valerius
Eques
Eques
 
Posts: 393
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:06 am

Postby L Clavdivs Invictvs on Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:53 pm

Salvete Garrule et Scere!!! Salvete omnes!

Great idea!!! C++ tutorial?? Interesting....I'll be waiting for!!!

Valete !!!

L. Clavdivs Invictvs
PAX ET LAETITIA!
Tribunus auxiliaris et pagani( is that right???(laught))
P.s.: Alway's given to S.V.R. sodales, a point to fix my latin and english, makin' it better and updated!
L Clavdivs Invictvs
 

Postby Lucius Tyrrhenus Garrulus on Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:27 am

Ti. Coruncanius wrote:...Garrule, you're not thinking of leaving us are you?
Nope. I'm not leaving, but I am also not rerunning for aedilis.
Let someone else experience the joy, I say. ;)
NOX EST PERPETVA VNA DORMIENDA
Lucius Tyrrhenus Garrulus
Eques
Eques
 
Posts: 158
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:39 am
Location: PA, USA

Webpage course

Postby Aetia Aelia on Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:53 am

Salve!
Thank you so much for this information I have been wanting to find a course in Web page design now you have provided me with the basics.
Gratias
Aetia Aelia
Aetia Aelia
 


Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron