Hey, you're doing much better. Just a few more corrections and you should have it.
You need a <!DOCTYPE> tag at the top and outside your <html> tag. Use this for now:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR...ml4/loose.dtd">
You should also use the <title></title> tags with the title you wish to use. Makes search engines happy. There are some <meta> tags you need to include for content description and keywords.
One other important one is the character set call out. I use:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
The title and meta tags go between the <head></head> tags. Here are the others:
<meta name="description" content="">
<meta name="keywords" content="">
<meta name="author" content="">
You will probably find a lot of errors disappear when you make the right correction. After you've put these in and rechecked validation. We can look at what else you need to do.