a Web Page
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Constructing a web page  
The following skills are necessary to create an effective web page. The intention here is to give an overview of the primary options that are available. Several WYSIWYG (what you is what you get) software packages  allow for web page construction without requiring the student to know HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) tags. Of course for the purist, the latest specs for HTML programming are available from the World Wide Web Consortium site.1  
Working with Text  

HTML, the tag language web browsers decode, has the ability to display rich text. Rich text includes such features as bold, italics, underlining, and colors. In addition, web pages support various text sizes and typefaces as well. Paragraph formatting like left and right justified and indenting is also available. It is important for a web page author to get to know the features available for displaying text.  

Inserting Links & Targets  

One of the major highlights of the world wide web is the hyperlink. An author can create hyperlinks from page to page as well as within a page. Hyperlinks within pages are called targets. It is imperative that a web page author know how to create links.  

Inserting Images and other media  

Another highlight of the world wide web is the ability to easily add images or other media to a page. It is important to understand that the image is separate from the html file that accesses it.

Using Tables as Layout Controls  

A web page author needs to learn how to create tables in order to place the various elements of the page in appropriate locations. Tables allow an author to create columns of text or images, to limit the text width of a paragraph, to create blocks of information on the screen, to put space between the elements on a page, and other design features. Tables are essential to creating good web page design.2

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Use rich text and formatting features.
Learn how to
create links.
Use multi-media to
convey information
otherwise unseen, unheard, or imagined incorrectly.