HTML Projects: Learn How To Build Your First Website

htmlprojectsHTML is the foundation of website design. When you’re just starting to learn how to create websites, some HTML projects can help you practice your skills. Take a look at the project ideas listed below and explore these concepts further with this introductory HTML course. 

Project Ideas Covering HTML Basics

A traditional place to begin learning a new programming language is a program that simply prints the words “Hello world!” on the screen. From there, you can expand on your project website by printing the numbers 1 – 10, creating a title for your page, and listing the date you created the page. Use these exercises to experiment with the placement of code segments like the,, andtags. These projects are designed to allow for some exploration so you can figure out what works and what does not. Here are some questions for you to consider as you learn more about HTML basics:

  1. What happens if your html file only contains the text you want to display on the screen without thetag, or any other tags? Does it load properly in your browser?
  2. What happens when the text you want to display is outside thetags?
  3. What happens if you have an opentag but don’t have a closingtag?

HTML Project Ideas For Text

Once you have the most basic understanding of HTML, you can learn more by manipulating the text being displayed. Try changing the color of some text to green. Then, try changing the color of each letter in “Hello world!” to a different color. You can also experiment with different fonts: try using five on the same page. Once you have fonts and colors figured out, try writing a paragraph and underline all the adjectives, bold the nouns, and italicize the verbs. Lastly, you can explore the different heading sizes available by using a different one for each letter in the phrase “Hello world!”. Completing these exercises will give you a good foundation for further exploration of text formatting.

HTML Project Ideas About Text Formatting

Try printing an answer sheet for all the squares of the numbers one through ten. You will need to print the number being squared, a superscripted 2, a space, an equal sign, another space, and the answer. For example:

12 = 1

22 = 4

Continue to explore text formatting by creating an ordered list, an unordered list, subscripts, paragraphs and a horizontal line. You should also create a definition list, quotes, preformatted text, and addresses.

HTML Project Ideas For Creating Links

Once you’ve learned to create and format text using HTML, it’s time to explore turning that text into links. You can begin with a list of search engines and links to the homepage for each one. This could be a bulleted list with the name of the search engine being the anchor text for the link. Once you’ve learned to create links, you need to know how to make those links open in a new window. Simply modify the list of search engine links to open in new windows or browser tabs. If you’ve included all these examples in a single page, you should have enough text to scroll (if not, just add several paragraphs of Lorem Ipsum). Use this page to create a link at the bottom which will take you back to the top of the page. Similarly, create a link at the top that will take you to the bottom of the page and one that will take you to a section in the middle of the page.

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