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A sample HTML document!

Use this document as an example of many different HTML codes and stylistic conventions. Then make a copy, edit it, and test it to see what happens when you change things around. That's the best way to learn how to write a WWW page.

Everyone wants *pictures* in their pages. And everyone wants to be able to link to their favorite pages. Use the above examples to try it yourself.

Then you may want a table, which looks something like this:

This is the first row, first data cell.
Most browsers know how to interpret this table, but it's a good idea to include breaks at the end of each cell data. Lynx will ignore the table tags and just read the text and the breaks.
A new row, and a data cell that spans two columns. You may have noticed that the browser adjusts the size of each row and column according to the data inside. You can specify it yourself if you like, but remember that different browsers and platforms will look different from the display on your computer, so try to make your pages readable for everyone.

alternate text appears when a non-graphical browser tries to access this 
page. Note also that this image is linked, just like text can be.] 
Have you noticed yet that most tags have a beginning and an ending? The tags surround text and alter it, so don't forget the ending tag. For instance, you can change the format of text just by surrounding it with the bold, the italic, or the font tags. But remember, not all browsers can read some tags, like tables, font, or blink -- some can only be read by Netscape.

Here's where you'll usually put a link back to your main page.
Then, at the end of your page, always try to put a link to your address or homepage for comments, and a last-modified date.

Marsha Michie; Last modified: 3/18/96; Visit my homepage!