Many web "flourishes" exist that can enhance your Quia page.

Since Quia requires you to enter your own HTML, it is necessary to use a program such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver to edit your HTML. These programs allow you to type your pages much the same as in Microsoft Word. You can add bold, italics, font and size as easily as in Word.

Let's learn about the basic programming of web pages. There are two main types of programming we will look into.


Short for HyperText Markup Language, the authoring language used to create documents on the World Wide Web. HTML is similar to SGML, although it is not a strict subset.

HTML defines the structure and layout of a Web document by using a variety of tags and attributes. The correct structure for an HTML document starts with <HTML><HEAD>(enter here what document is about)<BODY> and ends with </BODY></HTML>. All the information you'd like to include in your Web page fits in between the <BODY> and </BODY> tags.

There are hundreds of other tags used to format and layout the information in a Web page. Tags are also used to specify hypertext links. These allow Web developers to direct users to other Web pages with only a click of the mouse on either an image or word(s). For a more complete list of tags, check out some of the URLs below.


A high-level programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. Java was originally called OAK, and was designed for handheld devices and set-top boxes. Oak was unsuccessful so in 1995 Sun changed the name to Java and modified the language to take advantage of the burgeoning World Wide Web.

Java is a general purpose programming language with a number of features that make the language well suited for use on the World Wide Web. Small Java applications are called Java applets and can be downloaded from a Web server and run on your computer by a Java-compatible Web browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.


There is a class being taught through the SHSD PDI for this programming language developed by Apple.

Click the links below for Step-by-step directions on adding flourishes to your Quia Pages.
How to create buttons How to link files to your page

Special Goodies

How to add pictures to your page How to link outside websites to your page

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