Guide to Structured HTML authoring has a two-dimensional structure: The material is divided into sections according to the nature of the material and according to the topic.

Classification according to the nature is the following:

  1. introduction; for motivation, orientation, explanations of basic concepts before going to details, and for understanding the interrelations between different things in Web authoring (such as "what has JavaScript got to do with HTML?"
  2. basic tutorial
  3. advanced tutorial
  4. pragmatic reference: answers to "how do I" questions arising from the communicative needs (e.g. "how do I
  5. technical reference: the details of HTML usage and related things, as well as troubleshooting procedures (e.g. "help! my table is all messed up!")
  6. background material, mostly explanations of things that an HTML author often needs to know, such as "is a Web page copyrighted?" or "what's a MIME type?"
  7. information about further resources, mostly links

Classification according to the topic is the following:

  1. fundamental HTML authoring; the basic constituents of an HTML document and a Web site; includes metadata, internationalization, and accessibility issues
  2. overall structure of an HTML document; this discusses "block level" elements such as sections, subsections, different kinds of paragraphs, and tables
  3. text-level structures
  4. links: the hypertext concept in action
  5. objects: the multimedia concept in action
  6. forms, image maps and scripting: interactivity in action
  7. special topics: frames, style sheets and other presentational issues

The classifications mean that there are 49 (7 times 7) sections. Some of the sections are just single Web pages while others have may be quite elaborate internal structure consisting of subpages. Although the sections are heavily interlinked, each section is intended to be relatively self-contained with well-defined prerequisites. Each of them is also downloadable and printable. In a sense, the material thus consists of 49 "books".

There is also a tabular (two-dimensional) presentation of the structure described above. Perhaps you would like to visit that page and bookmark it as the index page through which you will access Guide to Structured HTML authoring in the sequel.