This course pack is designed to serve as a basic reference and a starting point, with basic examples, for creating your own pages. All of it is also on-line in the course web page, and contains links to additional material and outside tutorials and references.
You will be familiar with web pages, unless you have spent the last 25 years in a cave with no electricity. You know that every computer has a "browser" that will display web pages, and let you surf the Internet by clicking on links. As you click, you are contacting various "servers" whose job is to deliver content to you in the form of HTML "pages", your browser's job is to act as a "client" to display them.