HTML and CSS Reference
Webville Guide to HTML
In this handy guide, we've boiled down writing well-formed HTML pages
into a common sense set of guidelines. Check them out:
Always begin with the <doctype>.
Always start each page with a doctype. This will
get you off on the right foot with browsers, and
with the validator too.
Use <!docytype html> at all times, unless
you really are writing HTML 4.01 or XHTML.
The <html> element: don't leave home without it.
Following the doctype, the <html> element must
always be the top, or root, element of your web
page. So, after the doctype, the <html> tag will
start your page and the </html> tag should end it,
with everything else in your page nested inside.
Remember to use both your <head> and your
<body> for better HTML.
Only the <head> and <body> elements can go
directly inside your <html> element. This means
that every other element must go either inside the
<head> or the <body> element. No exceptions!
Feed your <head> the right character encoding.
Include a <meta charset="utf-8"> tag in your
<head> . The browser will thank you, and so will
your users when they're reading comments on your
blog from users around the world.