Learning HTML-My Journey-Day 1

Why HTML

As a DIY entrepreneur growing her presence online, I am learning that having some basic understanding of HTML is helpful. It isn’t absolutely necessary, but definitely helpful. I know enough to get me through, but I have decided it is time to get a bit of a stronger grasp. I have decided to share my journey, for those of you who may be interested in gaining some insight into HTML. First let me note that this is really to help me better edit PLR material that I have, and secondly to help me make desired adjustments on my websites. I feel this will give me the confidence to make changes without fear that I will break everything. In this journey I will be using a video training I found on YouTube. This is a beginner tutorial that has broken down the basics of HTML into byte size tutorials. As I stumble on more training and resources I will also share those as well.

Day 1

My “Ah-ha” moment today was learning that HTML  is really a markup language. Now for some of you, that may be a common language, but to me, all code was the same. But no more! I now know that HTML, CSS, and JavaScript play different roles. That has really already brought just a bit of clarity for me! If you would like this insight you can check out the videos here.

HTML-Overview

The acronym HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. It’s the primary markup language used to write content on the web. Every single web page on the internet has at least some HTML markup included in its source code, and most websites are comprised of many HTML or .HTM files.

HTML was created in 1991 by Tim Berners-Lee, the official creator, and founder of what we now know as the World Wide Web.

HTML v2.0 was released in November of 1995, after which were seven others to form HTML 5.1 in November of 2016. It’s published as a W3C Recommendation.

This markup can contain the basic building blocks of a web page like the title, headlines, paragraphs, body text and links, as well as image holders, lists, etc.. It can also designate the basic look of the text, headlines, etc. within the HTML itself by using the bold or headline tag. Read More (Livewire.com)….

About HTML Tags

When talking (or writing) about HTML, it is common for many people to refer to just about everything as “tags” instead of using the proper terms: “tag”, “element”, and “attribute”. A lot of the time what the author really means can be figured out by looking at the context, but sometimes it can be confusing.

A start tag consists of an opening angle bracket () followed by the element name, zero or more space separated attribute/value pairs, and a closing angle bracket (>).

End tags consist of an opening angle bracket followed by a forward slash, the element name, and a closing angle bracket:

There are also some elements that are empty, meaning that they only consist of a single tag and do not have any content. In HTML, such tags look just like opening tags: Read More….Via 456bereastreet.com

 

About HTML Attributes

HTML attributes can be added to HTML elements to provide further information about that element.

Some attributes can be used on every HTML element (full list here), some are available on many (but not all) elements, while other attributes are only available on one specific element.

Many HTML elements assign a default value to its attributes — meaning that, if you don’t include that attribute, a value will be assigned anyway. Having said that, some HTML tags do require an attribute (such as the hyperlink example above).

Many HTML editors provide a “code assist” feature, which presents all available attributes when you begin to enter an HTML tag.

Many HTML editors provide a “code assist” feature, which presents all available attributes when you begin to enter an HTML tag.

This can help tremendously, and saves you from having to memorize every single attribute available for every single element. Read More…..Via quackit.com

 

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