Learning Basics of HTML
When you first start to do things on the internet you are quite happy to follow existing programs getting the feel of how it all operates and learning how to find your way around. Then comes the time when you want to start branching out a little on your own, doing things for yourself. This is the time when you need to learn some basics, like learning the ABC of the internet, learning some Basics of HTML.
Some people are put of by this notion of learning something new thinking its really difficult, however HTML really isn’t that hard. Remember when you first stared to do sums at school? well once you understood how it all worked it was all easy. HTML is pretty simple.
Basics of HTML
HTML stand for Hyper Text Markup Language. The language is easy, its plain english.The words we use everyday. To get these words to be visible in a browser we need to give the browser instructions to read them. The instructions are the HTML, this is what the browser looks for to display correctly what you have written.
Instructions come in the form of a series of tags <tag>. Each tag gives an instruction. Each tag is a keyword surrounded by brackets <tag>. Its very much like the training soldiers receive to stand to attention and then to be at ease. You give the command, then you close or finish the command. So we have an opening <tag> and a closing </tag>. The / tells us its the closing tag instruction.
Just learning a few basic tag functions will help you with some very basics tasks online like inserting the html code for a banner for example. I remember myself the frustration I had when trying to do this when I first ventured out online without first learning some Basic HTML. Had I first learnt some of the basics I wouldn’t have wasted an hour or two in frustration.
Ycademy Basic HTML
Having a handy reference that you can refer to at anytime, like the ‘Ycademy Basic HTML’ is so useful, and you can return to it time and time again till you are more proficient in what you do. Printing out a copy and keeping it handy I personally found was easier. I was educated in the era when printed matter was all there was so old habits die hard.