If you must be every bit of a good web or blog designer, then you just can’t do without learning a few tricks regarding HTML. This is because practically every webpage you look at is written in a language called HTML. HTML is a markup language for describing Web documents (web pages). Every page on a website can be thought of as a single HTML file.
HTML is abbreviation for Hypertext Markup Language. HTML forms the framework that a website bases all elements from. You can think of HTML as the skeleton that gives every webpage structure.
Most HTML coding consists of opening and closing tags enclosing the text or information that it contains. Both the opening and closing tags are surrounded by angle brackets i.e. the brackets usually used to designate greater than and less than in mathematics. The closing tag will differ from the opening tag with a forward slash before the element’s name (e.g. <p>This is a Paragraph.</p>)
HTML tags label pieces of content such as “heading”, “paragraph”, “table”, and so on. Browsers do not display the HTML tags, but use them to render the content of the page.
Part of being a web designer means you ought to have basic knowledge of the language in order to get a page to display the correct information with aesthetic displays just as you pictured it in your mind. You can easily learn the basics of HTML in a very short time if you just put your heart to it. There are numerous online resources out there that can help you learn and practice.
Most of my blog design tutorials requires you to have basic skills in interpreting and working with HTML if you are going to be successful in applying them. You can easily kick off learning HTML from dedicated tutorials websites like w3schools.com or codeacademy.com, use mobile apps like SoloLearn or pdfs like that from tutorialspoint.com.
HTML can easily be built, edited and saved by using different HTML editors out there, but for starters, the following editors are recommended:
- Notepad (PC),
- TextEdit (Mac),
- 920 Text Editor (android).
I believe using a simple text editor is a good way to practice HTML. Simply open the editor, type in your HTML code and save it. Then you can preview it using your browser or HTML viewer.
Take a look at the HTML example below:
< title > Page Title< /title >
< /head >
< h1 > My First Heading < /h1 >
< p > My first paragraph. < /p >
< /body >
< /html >
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