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HTML Help – Most Important Tags

Posted on 12 January 2012 by Linda Joseph

How Do I… HTML Help

I get asked daily about HTML.  I used to teach HTML and wrote a book on HTML.

If you want to learn HTML just pick up a free copy of “Seven Easy Steps to HTML Success“, Free HTML book.

The two most important tags that you need to know are:

  1. The HTML link tag
  2. The HTML image tag

These two tags I use more than all the other tags combined!  I used them when I made web pages and I use them today when I create widgets on my WordPress pages.

HTML TAG – Links

<a href=”url”>anchor text </a>

The “URL” is the link that you want to go to.  This has to start with http://

Here is an example: http://freehtmlbook.com

This is an acceptable URL to put in the link tag.  Make sure that it goes in between the two quotation marks.

The text between <a…> and </a> is called the anchor text.  If you have ever seen blue underlined text that goes to a website when you click on it you have seen anchor text links.

In this case, I want the anchor text link to be:   free HTML book

Here is the code: <a href=”http://freehtmlbook.com”>free HTML Book</a>

Here is what it looks like: free HTML Book

HTML TAG – Images

You will want to insert images into your web page or wordpress blog.  The secret here is that your image must reside on the Internet somewhere.  If it just is on your computer it will not show.

If you do not have hosting then I recommend that you use a free image hosting service like photobucket or flickr.  You can then link to your image and have it appear online.

Here is the HTML help tag: <img src=”url”>

NOTE: There is NO PAIR of tags with the image tag. It is one of the exceptions!

The url of the image has to start with http:// just like it did for the linking tag.

Here is an example of an image tag: <img src=”http://freehtmlbook.com/images/Copy%20of%20S-E-S-T-H-S2.jpg”>
Here is how the browser will interpret this HTML image tag:

Write these two tags down and put them where you can easily access them! Believe me, you will use them all the time!


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Internet Marketing Skills Test Answers

Posted on 18 February 2008 by Linda Joseph

Internet Skills Test Answers

Internet Skills Test Answer Sheet:

1. HTML stand for ‘How to Make Linguine’

False: HTML is the acronym for Hypertext Markup Language. HTML is the language used to design web pages. For some reason there is a misconception that learning HTML is hard. Once you grasps the structure and learn a few basic codes, it is quite intuitive and fun!

2. An HTML editor is used for creating SPAM

False: An HTML editor simply allows you to design a web page easily using WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get. If you have used Microsoft Word or a similar program then you have used a WYSIWYG editor. An HTML editor lets your design your website the way you want and automatically inserts the HTML code for you. Now that is handy! Designing websites becomes a breeze.

NOTE: Look in the Quick Tips this week for a free editor.

3. Graphics speed up you site load time

False: Most graphics slow down the loading of a website. If you aren’t careful you can lose visitors who are impatient. Every website needs graphics to make the website visually appealing. Learning how to do some simple tasks in a graphics program will dress up you websites a lot without slowing down the load time..


4. Free hosting is best

False: If you are serious about starting an Internet business you need to invest in a domain name ($10) and hosting ($5-8/mon). Your hosting on the Internet is where your web pages are located. It is important to understand the basic requirements you need for your business.


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