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Web Development & Design Foundations with HTML5

Chapter 2 HTML Basics

This chapter gets you started on your very first web page. You'll be introduced to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the language used to create web pages. The chapter begins with an introduction to the syntax of HTML5; continues with sample web pages; and introduces HTML structural, phrase, and hyperlink elements as more example web pages are created. You will learn more if you work along with the sample pages in the text. Coding HTML is a skill, and every skill improves with practice.


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Web Development & Design Foundations with HTML5

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10th Edition Student Files

HTML Validator
HTML Reference

CSS Validator
CSS Reference

Color Chart
Design Checklist