How to Learn HTML Basics: Tutorial for Small Business Webmasters

HTML Basics

By Shelley Lowery

If you’re doing business on the Internet, learning some basic web design skills is an absolute must. Not only will you have the ability to create your own web pages, but you’ll also save yourself a great deal of money. Selecting an HTML Editor

Although there are many HTML editors available on the Internet, the best editor I’ve found is "1st Page 2000." This powerful editor is great for newbies and experienced webmasters alike, as it can be used in four different modes — Easy, Expert, Hardcore and Normal. READ MORE …

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How to Use HTML Meta Tags for Search Engine Optimization
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Statistics show that only one of every four Web Sites use Meta tags. However using these tags can give your site an advantage over other sites that do not. Meta tags enable most visitors to initially find your site from the search engines.

What are Meta Tags?

These are HTML tags that provide information that describes the content of the web pages that the visitor will be viewing. Web Site owners use this resource to control their positioning and descriptions in the search engines. Most search engines incorporate reading meta tags as part of their indexing formula.

Where to Place Meta Tags

They should go in between the <head> and </head> tags in your html page.

Types of Meta Tags

The Doctype tag The DTD (Document Type Definition) tag precedes the opening <HTML> tag. It is generally the first element to be used on any page. It distinguishes the version of HTML in use from other versions of HTML and tells the browser what tags to expect when laying out the page.

<!doctype html public "-//wc3//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en">


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