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Computers & Internet - Webmasters - Introduction

Your first website is bound to be a learning experience. You'll be finding new information on HTML and myriad "webmaster" topics you may not even have known existed before you began. The most obvious and convenient source for this information is the World Wide Web. You will soon have a collection of links to favorite tutorials, references, tools, and assorted other widgets too big to plow through every time you want one. They will require some organization.

Wait a minute! "An organized collection of especially useful webmaster gadgets."  That sounds like a web page or even a whole site. Why not start with a page like that? Good idea! You don't even need a webserver (although most ISPs provide some space for personal pages.) All you need to do is create HTML files (with the filename extension .htm or .html) and your OS will open them with your web browser. Here is a template for a simple HTML file:

Now all you have to do is copy the URL (web address ) of your favorite links into Anchor tags. When you get a dozen or so good ones, you can start organizing them with LIST tags. When you can't remember which links are which, add a few annotations. Almost looks like a web page, doesn't it? Here's an example that also happens to be a Reciprocal Link:

HTML Help & Templates - Learn HTML tags including form, frames, and tables with help from this free reference.