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ARCHIVED: Learning about HTML

HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the formatting language for a hypertext or hypermedia document, viewable with a web browser such as Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Lynx. HTML documents are plain ASCII text and can be created with a text editor. They contain formatting codes and links to other documents and media (including images and sounds).

For help getting started with HTML, see webmonkey's Make an HTML Document.

You may also find useful tutorials about HTML from lynda.com. Indiana University students, faculty, and staff have access to lynda's content through a special agreement; see Using lynda.com at Indiana University.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), responsible for developing standards for the web, offers various resources, including:

For Indiana University-specific information and help, see the IU Webmaster page.