Creating a Basic HTML5 Document
But First …
You’ll need someplace to save your document — preferably on GitLab.
Step by Step
<!doctype html> element to the very first line of your
This tells the web browser that this is an HTML5 web document.
Now add an
html element, which goes around everything else.
<!doctype html> <html> </html>
html element has two
tags, an opening
<html> and a closing
</html>. Most elements have two tags.
All HTML5 docs have two main parts
body elements go inside the
<!doctype html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html>
First let’s deal with the
head, which is a place to put meta information about the content in the page.
Let’s start with a title for bookmarking.
<head> <title>My Web Page</title> </head>
Now we need the actual content, which does in the
For now let’s just add some simple text.
<body> My Web Page </body>
Now preview your document.
Even though it is fine for
My Web Page to just be text, let’s give it some semantics.
<body> <h1>My Web Page</h1> </body>
Better but what good is heading without some paragraphs.
<body> <h1>My Web Page</h1> <p>Well hello there.</p> </body>
You’ve finished a basic HTML5 document with all the critical pieces. Of course, this is just the beginning.