HTML tricks of the masters

Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope

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When browsing a web page, if you find something you like or are curious about how they did something, look at their source code.

Your homepage should link to all sub pages

Your main page should link to all sub page or link to a category that link to the subpage. Every page on your site should be no more than 2-3 clicks from the homepage.

All files should be in lowercase

When creating your web page, always create links and image file names in lowercase. Most people search for text in lowercase, and since file names are case-sensitive, it helps prevent problems with links you create or that others create to your site.

Separate all your files

If you have a small web page (less than a few dozen files), it is ok to place all files in one directory. However, if you plan on making hundreds of pages, we would recommend placing files in different directories or if another server, such as a CDN (content delivery network) for images.

Promote your site

See the promoting a web page section for secrets and tips in promoting your website and getting it higher in search engines. If people cannot find your page on a search engine, they will not visit your site.

Do not use the full URL for links

When creating links to your sub pages or images, do not put your full URL (uniform resource locator) also known as an absolute path. Instead, type the path location also known as the relative path to make a future transition easier. To move forward in a folder type: a href="folder/file", where folder is a sub folder of the current directory. If you need to go back a folder type: a href="../file", where the ../ moves back one directory.

Keep your page or blog about one topic

When creating your web page, make it about one topic and extend only upon that one topic. When people are looking for something, they are usually only interested in what they are trying to find. If your page has information about golf, makeup, and home repair, people and search engines will think the site is not comprehensive enough for what they're looking to find.


If you have multiple interests, consider creating multiple sites or blogs instead of having everything in one place.

Always be checking for web page errors

Bad or broken links, grammar errors, and spelling errors can all hurt your website. Always check the web page for errors. Go back to older pages, especially if they're popular to make sure there are no errors and that it is up-to-date.