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The "First HTML Page" Tutorial

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Browser Background Defaults

The browsers default background colour of your page depends on:

  1. The browser that you are using and the default colours set when installed.
  2. The defaults set by the user (you!) in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' dialogue window of your browser after installation.

The installed default for Internet Explorer is Grey and for Netscape, White. You will see some 3D objects differently according to the browser used.

Note: The defaults are usually left as is when installed but please realise that by selecting any 'Override' options, you will alter the way the pages were designed to appear when surfing the Internet. Until you set the background colour in the HTML page code (we will do this in your page later), you can change the option as per item 2 above without affecting the general viewing of web pages.

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Hyperlink did not change colour.

The <body> tag option, link=, sets the colour of any hyperlinked text on the page, whereas the <body> tag option, vlink=, sets the colour of any visited hyperlinked text on the page.

Once you click on a hyperlink, the text will change colour if the operation was successful and will remain so for the period the browsers cache system keeps the record. If you believe the text did not change:

  1. Check very carefully that the <a href=.......> </a> tag pair have been entered correctly.
  2. You may have already clicked on this option and the colour change has been implemented.
  3. Check that you Saved the text file and 'Refreshed' or 'Reloaded' the browser page.

Note: Please realise that by selecting any 'Override' options in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' windows of your browser will alter the way the pages were designed to appear when surfing the Internet. These defaults are best left alone and overrides not used.

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<body> Tag options do not work.

The <body> tag option, link=, sets the colour of any hyperlinked text on the page, whereas the <body> tag option, vlink=, sets the colour of any visited hyperlinked text on the page.

Once you click on a hyperlink, the text will change colour if the operation was successful and will remain so for the period the browsers cache system keeps the record. If you believe the text did not change:

  1. Check very carefully that the <body> tag pair and options have been entered correctly.
  2. Check that you Saved the text file and 'Refreshed' or 'Reloaded' the browser page.

Note: Please realise that by selecting any 'Override' options in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' windows of your browser will alter the way the pages were designed to appear when surfing the Internet. These defaults are best left alone and overrides not used.

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