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Microsoft Office Live Small Business Beginner's Guide by Rahul Pitre

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HTML 101

Contrary to what many people believe, HTML is not a programming language. It's a markup language. Unlike programming languages, it doesn't contain step-by-step instructions that tell a computer what to do. Instead, it contains instructions that tell a browser how to format and decorate web page content.

The instructions are written as Tags. Tags are keywords that reside within a pair of angular brackets (< and>). Typically, you enclose some content between a pair of tags.

For example, the<strong> and</strong> in the markup you just tried out is tag pair. The pair consists of an opening tag and a closing tag. The difference between an opening tag and the corresponding closing tag is usually a forward slash (/). So,<strong> is the opening ...

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