www.LittleWebHut.com How to make a website: HTML Tutorial – Basics. Start off with a solid foundation by learning some of the basics of HTML – XHTML. In this HTML tutorial you will learn how to make a simple webpage. The tutorial starts off with definitions for both HTML and XHTML. It then goes on to demonstrate how you can use Microsoft Notepad to create your HTML file. It explains what HTML tags are and how to use some of the basic ones. This tutorial also shows how to display the HTML file in a web browser. This tutorial is based on XHTML version 1.0.