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A brief listing of sites to help you learn: HyperText Markup Language (HTML), how to design web pages, how to work with graphics, where to get HTML editors and how to validate your HTML pages.

Learn HTML

General Reference and Basic HTML Code Sites

  • Barebones Guide to HTML  - Listing of all of the HTML tags, with links to other questions.
  • HTML Help by the Web Design Group (WDG)  - Great all-around information to help you design a website. Includes a Reference section on HTML, a glossary, advice on design elements such as graphics and colors, and links to tutorials, style guides, and validators. "The Web Design Group was founded to promote the creation of non-browser specific, non-resolution specific, creative and informative sites that are accessible to all users worldwide."
  • HTML/XML Quick References  - This page from links you to several good HTML/XML help/tutorial sites.
  • Make an HTML Document  - Go through this brief tutorial for some added reinforcement in the basics of HTML.
  • Web Design Guides & Web Development Tools - Comprehensive list of links covering various topics including: Active Server, ActiveX, Advertising, Animated Images, Certificates, CGI-Bin, Click/Image Maps, Clip Art, Colors, Counters, Databases, Design, DOM, Dynamic HTML, E-Commerce, Fonts, Forms, Frames, FrontPage, HTML, Icons/Imaging, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Style Sheets, Transparent Images, Validate Web Page, WAP, Web Page Developing, XHTML, and XML.

Design and Style of HTML Pages

  • Common Fonts - Lists the core font faces and font families usable in web pages.
  • Composing Good HTML -  Guide to writing HTML that will display well on any type of browser. Discusses common errors and good practices.
  • Website Accessibility Guidelines - From, this page offers links to best rpactices on all elements of the website design process.
  • Writing for the Web: a Primer for Librarians - "This paper discusses basic concepts and terminology which are associated with writing documents for the web. It is not an in-depth HTML guide, but a general introduction on how web documents are created."

Add Graphic Elements to your Document

HTML Editors, Code and Link Checkers

  • List of HTML Editors - Fairly comprehensive list of text, WYSIWYG, shareware and commercial HTML editors.
  • W3C HTML Validator - From W3C, the organization responsible for HTML. Excellent.
  • WDG HTML Validator - Another good validator. Also allows you to check your files still on your computer.
  • Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool - WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool. It allows you to plug in URLs, paste in text, or upload files for checking. You can also download a Firefox toolbar.