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Intro to HTML

msstinson00 profile image Marissa Stinson ・2 min read

Yessss! This is what I have been waiting for. So, this is week three on my code school and I have heard the term HTML in like every other sentence. Did I know what HTML was? No. Did I think I did? Yes. I thought HTML was just a fancy word for “text” because lets face it, all this code stuff is just a different way to write something, hence the word “code”. Technically, it can be a fancy word for text but HTML is so much more than that. To me, its like the opening of where the fun begins. HTML stands fro Hypertext Markup Language. HTML is what I will use to begin to build a website. So when I think of website I think of how cool I am going to design it to look. That is not HTML’s job though but it still does take part of creating how cool that website turns out to be. HTML is used to create the actual content of the page such as written text and CSS (Cascade Styling Sheets) is responsible for the design or style of the website, including the layout, visual effects and background color. So CSS is where the fun comes into play as far as design but we cant do that without our HTML. HTML uses tags to help you add paragraphs, headers, pictures, bullets and other pieces of structure. Just like you would write something on a word document, HTML helps you write something on a website. HTML is also responsible for retrieving online information via hyperlinks at the click of a button. It design forms for searching for information, making reservations, ordering products and etc. It also includes apps in the documents like spreadsheets, video and sound clips. So see, all that stuff is awesome!. They way I look at HTML is being the bones of the website. It is raw and bare but it is the foundation of the website. CSS is what takes those bones and designs it to be appealing. I must say, this is the first part of class that I’m like, “yeah” and excited to keep working to see some cool results.

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Hey everyone! My name is Marissa. I am new to the coding world and I am super excited to be apart of this community.

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Hey Marissa, that sounds really awesome! Luv the way you're excited about coding. Keep it up.

 

Thank you so much!