HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. HTML has its own set of tags to mark up text. If you want something bolded or centered, you have to indicate so with HTML tags.
Tags are in angled brackets <>, and they are blue. You can have them all capitals (stand out more) or lowercase, doesn't matter.
Attributes are in red - they are in the opening tags only. They change how something looks (color, size, etc.)
we are using Notepad++ which gives you feedback to let you know if you entered tags and other code elements correctly with the use of colors. The following are some helpful tips (just read through them) so you know if you're doing things correctly, and what to do if things go wrong...
HTML tags should be in blue. If not spelled right, they turn black. Example the BODY tag below.
If you click ON an opening or closing tag, they will both be highlighted in purple, if they are typed correctly. If you haven't put a "/" before the closing tag, it won't turn purple, and the tag is not closed.
A common mistake is forgetting a bracket at the end of a tag. Then the HTML tag will turn red in the next tag.
Attributes should turn red (unless you spelled it wrong – watch out for color = American not Canadian spelling). What the attribute equals should be in quotation marks – then it’s in purple.
Make sure you don’t have just one quotation mark, then it won’t be happy. If you do, the next Tag will be purple instead of blue.
There are 2 ways to open your page in Notepad++.
Working on your page, you will go back and forth between Notepad and Chrome...
The entire project is just repeating Steps 1 & 2.