Finding time to learn some basics about the fundamental language of the web can totally change how you interact with the world of the internet. Whether you are technically inclined or not, knowing something about the mechanics of the web pages we all visit (or develop) definitely enhances the experience!
I would never consider myself a technical person, but when my VA shared a site offering tutorials where you can Learn HTML and CSS I was interested. The purpose of the site is to provide “guidance and help about designing and developing websites.” Their aim is to “make HTML.net a useful tool for everyone working with web design – either as a hobby or as a profession.
Tools like HTML and CSS can be daunting, but they don’t have to be. Basically, you can think of the process as very much like learning a new language. As you practice and explore, the terrain becomes more and more familiar. The tutorials offered in Learn HTML and CSS are very friendly and accessible … read on!
People often think it is extremely difficult to make a website. That is not the case! Everyone can learn how to make a website. And if you read on, you will have made one in just one hour.
Others believe – just as mistakenly – that expensive and advanced software is needed to make websites. It is true that there are lots of different programs that claim they can create a website for you. Some come closer than others. But if you want it done right, you must do it yourself. Fortunately, it is simple and free and you already have all the software you need.
The aim of this tutorial is to give you an easy, yet thorough and correct introduction to how to make websites. The tutorial starts from scratch and requires absolutely no prior knowledge of programming.
The tutorial cannot show you everything. So some engagement and a will to experiment are required. But don’t worry – learning how to make websites is a lot of fun and gives a tremendous amount of satisfaction when you get it right.
If you work on the web, even if you’re not directly involved in the technical aspects of your on-line enterprise, I highly recommend that you just take a quick look at these tools. They will expand your appreciation and understanding of the virtual world. And, if you DO work with HTML or CSS – or are interested in building your skills – I think you’ll find these tutorials a great addition to your toolbox!
Here’s to your time and internet success!
© Copyright 2010 Paula Eder, Ph.D.