Adding structure tags to a web page  (an exercise)

Notes: Structure tags are optional but HIGHLY recommended!
All META tags are optional. META tags include information about your page to direct search engines to find your page and provide a description, they can also keep search engines out of private information or specify the program used to create a web page or the author of a web page. ( here are some examples)

Directions:

In Notepad open your firstpage.htm (start Notepad, and from the file menu choose OPEN, then don't forget to set filetype = all at the bottom of the open dialog box so you can see your web page)

Save the file with the name secondpage.htm (choose File-SAVE AS)

Add the following tags ABOVE the first line of you firstpage.htm code:

<html>
<head>
fill in these tags yourself:
You should put the following 3 things here in the head section: a title and 2 META tags.

  1. TITLE: give your web page a title that says "your name's web page"
  2. make a meta tag that gives a description of your page as a sample beginning web page
  3. make a meta tag that gives the keywords for you page as : HTML, simple, web design, beginner
</head>
<body>
... all of the original lines of HTML code from firstpage.htm that will be viewed on the web page go here...

Add these 2 lines BELOW the code you already entered for your firstpage.htm
</body>
</html>

Start the browser and open your secondpage.htm to be sure that it still works, what is different?

print out and hand in your HTML code from Notepad.

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