Blog Post: What is HTML?

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes:

Okay here’s the scoop, whether or not you have any ambition to be a Web Developer, it’s important to understand just basic coding practice if you ever plan on operating a website. Why is this? Because as someone who would consistently be in charge of posting or maintaining, it may become necessary to access some very basic script files to change the content on a web-page. Furthermore, even if you are using a Content Management Software such as WordPress you are still going to find yourself in a position where in order to maximize the layout of certain articles and pages you are better off using a Text Editor as opposed to a WYSIWYG Editor (as in, What You See Is What You Get). This is because sometimes the things we type in to a WYSIWYG editor can become skewed upon Publishing and thus to be certain of things such as line-height, font-size, bold and italics, etc… You want to be in full control of your Markup.

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language and is the cornerstone for what is published on the internet. It really only takes a short amount of time to learn proper HTML, and it all comes down to knowing the correct Markup Tags (as I like to call them) to insert into articles/pages to get them to cooperate. The following are common tags to use in pages:

  • <p>INSERT</p> – this is how you start and end every paragraph
  • <strong>INSERT</strong> – will turn something into Bold Text
  • <em>INSERT</em> – will turn something into Italics
  • <h1>INSERT</h1> – you can use h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 or h6 markups to create different sizes of Header Titles on a page


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<p>Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes:</p>

<p>Okay here's the scoop, whether or not you have any ambition to be a <em>Web Developer</em>, it's important to understand just basic <em>coding practice</em> if you ever plan on operating a website. Why is this? Because as someone who would consistently be in charge of posting or maintaining, it may become necessary to access some very basic script files to change the content on a web-page. Furthermore, even if you are using a <strong>Content Management Software</strong> such as <em>Wordpress</em> you are still going to find yourself in a position where in order to maximize the layout of certain articles and pages you are better off using a <em>Text Editor</em> as opposed to a <em>WYSIWYG Editor</em> (as in, What You See Is What You Get). This is because sometimes the things we type in to a WYSIWYG editor can become skewed upon <em>Publishing</em> and thus to be certain of things such as line-height, font-size, <strong>bold</strong> and <em>italics</em>, etc... You want to be in full control of your <em>Markup</em>.</p>

<p><strong>HTML</strong> stands for <em>Hypertext Markup Language</em> and is the cornerstone for what is published on the internet. It really only takes a short amount of time to learn proper HTML, and it all comes down to knowing the correct <em>Markup Tags</em> (as I like to call them) to insert into articles/pages to get them to cooperate. The following are common tags to use in pages:</p>

<ul>
<li><strong><p>INSERT</p></strong> - this is how you start and end every paragraph</li>
<li><strong><strong>INSERT</strong></strong> - will turn something into <strong>Bold Text</strong></li>
<li><strong><em>INSERT</em></strong> - will turn something into <em>Italics</em></li>
<li><strong><h1>INSERT</h1></strong> - you can use h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 or h6 markups to create different sizes of Header Titles on a page</li>
</ul>

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