HTML and CSS are the basic programming languages for web development and design. Regardless of what your profession is, HTML and CSS are great skills to have. They are beneficial to learn for developers, marketers, and people in many other disciplines. Even a little knowledge of these coding languages can make a big difference in your career.
Learning HTML can be used for situations like formatting a blog or email, working with a CMS, embedding external content on your site, and creating usable content.
HTML (the Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are the foundational languages of the web. They are two of the core technologies for building Web pages.
HTML provides the structure of the page, CSS the (visual and aural) layout, including colors, layout, and fonts. CSS allows one to adapt the presentation to different types of devices, such as large screens, small screens, or printers.
CSS is independent of HTML and can be used with any XML-based markup language. The separation of HTML from CSS makes it easier to maintain sites, share style sheets across pages, and tailor pages to different environments.
This is referred to as the separation of structure (or: content) from presentation.
Having discussed these terms, the following are a few reasons to consider taking a few minutes of your time to understanding the need to learn HTML and CSS.
Learning to use HTML and CSS enables you to…
Knowing the basics of HTML and CSS and how they’re used to create web pages is a skill that will always be useful.
They’re helpful tools for designers, marketing specialists, and many other professionals.
For example, today’s marketers must optimize, analyze, and develop landing pages, and perform many other related functions. Without at least a basic understanding of HTML and/or CSS, it’s impossible to get the best results.
2. Create Websites
Nowadays, it’s quite easy to take a free Web template and build a website. But your website will look like everyone else’s! You can create the ideal website yourself – a personal, unique web page. And you don’t need to pay someone else to do it!
3. Start a Web Career
For those of you who want become professional Web developers, knowledge of HTML is required.
Ask experienced web designers about the importance of learning these two languages. Only a few of them will say you can get by without them, and the vast majority will recommend that you learn to use one or both of them.
4. Learn Other Languages with Greater Ease
5. Earn Money
Of all the programming languages, HTML and CSS are the easiest programming languages to learn, and you don’t need a degree in computer science to get started. Typically, computer science is difficult to learn due to the way it’s explained.
You don’t need to learn an entire language at once, but spending even a few days learning to understand the basic structure will help you create your simple web page.
Most likely, your first page won’t be awesome (You’ll have this in common with most beginners anyways), but it doesn’t matter. Wouldn’t it be cool to just get it out there on the web and know that you can do it? Just keep on learning and practicing, and you will achieve the results you are looking for.
Digital Gong Technologies offers tutorials on HTML and CSS that’s great for getting started and for reaching the advanced level as well. Our expert web developers devote a bunch of their time for a one on one session with trainees. This will enable you to acquire knowledge and hands-on experience with coding. Isn’t that amazing? Start gaining new skills, and take the first steps on your road to success.
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