HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is all new to me! I am hoping that through this blog, I can help someone who is looking to learn about the basics of web design. As I learn, hopefully you will too.

HTML is a language. It is a communication between the web page designer and the computer. By entering HTML code into a program, you are essentially telling the computer how you would like it to display your document. You may want a large, red font that is written in italics and by entering the HTML code you are letting the computer know exactly how you want your information displayed. HTML is used primarily for creating webpages and as it has evolved from its primary application to the HTML 5 that we currently use today. There are literally thousands of different codes.

To begin writing a HTML file, you will need a text editor. There are two main editors: Simple Text for Macs or Notepad for Windows. Do not be discouraged. HTML may seem complicated at first, but as you begin to learn the instructions and basic codes, you will start to see similar and repetitive elements. There are also WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors, such as Dreamweaver and Expression, and they have made the whole html world even more accessible. These editors give you the ability to create a layout without having to remember various commands.

Once a file is written, it is then stored onto a server. The file is given a URL or website address and becomes viewable throughout the worldwide web. It can be located through a web browser such as Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Safari etc….

I look forward to sharing my journey with you 🙂


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