HTML - 1 HTML HYPERTEXT MARKUP LANGUAGE 2 Linear Vs...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 HTML HYPERTEXT MARKUP LANGUAGE 2 Linear Vs. Hypermedia Linear Media Linear media is a term used to describe any media where there is a defined beginning and a linear progression to the end. Forms of linear media such as movies, audio and videotapes, and most books are organized with this expectation. The World Wide Web, however, is organized very differently. Hypermedia Hypermedia is a general term applied to "clickable" media. Once you click on a particular word or graphic, you are then taken to other text, graphics, sound files, animation or moving video. Or, more generically, an interactive project which includes a structure of linked elements which the user can navigate . 3 Linear Vs. Hypermedia (cont..) When you interlink a large number of pages of text on different computers all over the world, you get a spider web-like system of links and pages. This is known as the World Wide Web – a system whereby pages stored on many different web servers, connected to the Internet, are linked together. all of the pages are created in the same format. This format or "language" is called HTML, (Hypertext Markup Language) a subset of an international standard for electronic document exchanged called SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language). 4 What is an HTML file? HTML stands for H yper T ext M arkup L anguage An HTML file is a text file containing small markup tags The markup tags tell the Web browser how to display the page An HTML file must have an htm or html file extension An HTML file can be created using a simple text editor 5 HTML Editor A software program that we can type the HTML codes or any text characters. The advantage of using a text editor is that the files are created and saved with few if any invisible formatting codes, which could drastically effect your document when, saved as a web page and displayed in a browser. You can easily edit HTML files using a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor like FrontPage, Claris Home Page, or Adobe PageMill instead of writing your markup tags in a plain text file. But if you want to be a skillful Web developer, we strongly recommend that you use a plain text editor to learn your primer HTML. 6 Document Structure The way a document is marked up with elements and their attributes is according to a Document Type Definition (DTD). These are the rules that govern the way in which a document can be marked up. 7 Page Structure An element called HTML surrounds the whole document. This An element called HTML surrounds the whole document....
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