Basic HTML Tutorials

Note: See related files to the right of this article

  • Basic HTML 1 (.pdf)
    This tutorial teaches you how to use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to prepare a basic Web document. To use the tutorial fully, you must download the following two files to your computer: spid.gif and special.html. To do so, click on the link for each file. When the file appears in the browser window, choose Save As from the File menu and save the file to your computer.

  • Basic HTML 2 (.pdf)
    This tutorial teaches more about Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), including adding colors to a document, creating tables, and including image maps and guestbook forms on your Web page. To use the tutorial fully, you must download the following file to your computer: style.css. To do so, right-click on the link for the file. From the pop-up menu, choose Save Link As or Download Linked File As and save the file to the folder that contains the Web file you're creating.

Note: These tutorials were created in 2003. While the vast majority of the basic HTML/CSS information is correct and still applicable to web coding today, there are certain things included that IT no longer supports:

  • Secure Shell is no longer the method used to publish Web pages to Copland. Windows users are encouraged to use WinSCP for file transfers, and Mac users are encouraged to use Fetch. More information and detailed instructions about SFTP, SCP, SSH, and file transfers using WinSCP and Fetch can be found on the Connecting to Central UNIX Servers page.
  • Similarly, UNIX commands are no longer used to change file permissions (this can be done from within any modern SFTP program) or to set up public_html subdirectory folders (this is automatically done when a user is added to UD's system).