HTML also known as Hypertext Markup Language is a computer language used to create web pages. It can take a plain, type written page and turn it into a cornucopia of color, fonts, pictures and tables.
If you want a space between paragraphs use HTML. To dress up your web page with bold words underlined in italic, you need HTML. Itís not complicated or difficult to learn, in fact HTML is so easy that even a child can use it to create their own personal web pages.
A Kidís Guide to Creating Web Pages for Home and School, by Benjamin Selfridge and Peter Selfridge is a basic, easy to understand guide to using HTML to create a web page. This 110 page book is promoted as a guide written by a kid for kids. Benjamin Selfridge is the kid, who at the age of 13 decided to create a HTML guide to help other kids master basics.
The book provides a great introduction for kids (8 - 12 years) and for adults who are seeking an easy to understand guide to HTML and how itís used to create web pages. The chapters are short, with summaries at the beginning and ending of each chapters. It will not make either you or your child an HTML expert, but it covers all the basic HTML needed to build a web page and gives you a foundation to build upon in the future.