How to learn HTML
Learning Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is easy - mastering it is
tough. With a good resource or two, you can have an easy-to-read list of
HTML code terms, plus definitions and examples at your fingertips. This
will improve your chances of creating a unique website that will
impress human visitors as well as search engines. With practice, you can
learn basic HTML and build a simple website in less than a day. You can
then add to it later, if you wish.
== Why Learn? ==
HTML helps you create the basic building blocks of your website, kind of like designing your own house from the ground up.
You have full creative control, and are not limited by the
sometimes-strict templates of web-building software. You can control the
color, size, and position of fonts, images, backgrounds, borders, and
tons of other details that will make your website unique. Creating just
the right combination of these attributes is the fun part of website design, and working with HTML makes it easy.
TIP: Even if you prefer using web-building software, knowing HTML can
be valuable if you want to tweak details of your site. Some software
allows HTML editing and some doesn't, so if you're in the market, you
might want to double-check before buying.
== Resources ==
When learning HTML, is it vital that you follow the various
tutorials, explanations, and examples from a resource that you trust.
Whether asking for a recommendation from a friend or researching books
or websites on your own, be sure to look for clear explanations, plenty
of examples, and text that you can understand. As with most hobbies or
jobs that require specific terminology, avoid overly technical jargon,
especially if you're a beginner.
If you're not sure where to start, try these helpful websites:
The last word in website development administration, W3Schools is an
all-inclusive site that provides tutorials and keeps abreast of the
latest changes in the various website-related languages and their
protocols. They include numerous interactive examples and plenty of
- Boogie Jack:
Dennis, the site's down-to-earth creator and Webmaster, has written a
small handful of easily understandable books about HTML website
creation. His writing style is fun and perfectly suited to the average
reader, whether you're new or experienced. Dennis also focuses on
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and image creation, with plenty of tips,
tricks, advice, and surprises up his digital sleeve.
== Practice ==