If you’re new to blogging you may not have yet come across HTML, or if you have, you may have only a vague idea of what it actually is. When you embed something in your blog you’ll see the code if you click on the HTML tab, but for basic blogging, you can probably get away without learning to write in HTML for a while, . . . or so I thought. When I needed to add a link to my blog in the Comments box for the Edublog Teacher Challenge, my lack of knowledge of HTML was causing me to be. .
What does HTML stand for?
eHow Definition: “HTML is an acronym for HyperText Markup Language. It is a language that is used to produce documents for the internet. HTML instructs browsers on how to display the text, hyperlinks and images on a web page. HTML pages are distributed on the web using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)”.
OK. So I know what it stands for and what it is, but how do I use it?
Thanks to the very helpful Sue Wyatt and Mrs Yollis’ blog, I was starting to unravel the mystery of HTML. For some more great instructions for setting up blogs, I also found Sue Waters’ blog extremely helpful.
Now all you have to do is carefully follow these steps.
- To make a hyperlink use the following HTML code and add a URL and your own link words.
<a href=”url”>link word</a>
When published this will become the hyperlink Digital Dewey
- To make text bold, place this HTML code around the text:
- To put the text in italics place this HTML code around the text:
But here’s the best part . . . some TIPS to help you remember what to do.
1. Mrs Yollis suggests leaving a document on the desktop with the regular HTML codes plus a few blank code links. Then you only have to copy/paste the URL and the word link into the blank one and you’re ready to go.
2. Finally here’s my tip – I copied the HTML code page into my Dropbox. Now it’s ready to access wherever I go.