Your Html Language key to artistic web-design freedom!
Tim-Berners Lee "Father of html".
The-art-of-small-talk-team’s article, on answering whether or not we need to learn the html language.
Our personal thoughts and experiences, from our limited perspective on web design.
It sound so formal and nerdy, you should just know the headaches we have inflicted on ourselves, trying to learn and apply the science of computer technology.
But thanks to Site Build It,(
We love SBI!
)we are progressing and we will get there!
“Behold the turtle; he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out”.
Html stands for Hyper Text Mark-up Language.
It is a sort of programming language that allows us to view web pages on the Internet.
Without html language everything we read would be simple plain text and very dull to look at.
Html opened up a new world when it was created, one that we sometimes take for granted, not just in the viewing of content online, but in the creation of that content itself.
In the early days of html language,
(and html language programming)
if you wanted to design a web page, you were pretty much limited to notepad and your imagination. there were no html editors.
You went to school, learned the language and then worked your way through coding/decoding it.
It was tedious to say the least and not many were really good at it, and even today you can see for yourself the so called
"professional web-masters", displaying their web art.
The first html editor was Nexus which was actually an editor-browser. It was written by Tim-Berners Lee in Object C. It was primitive by today's standards but at least it made it so that you didn't have to type in html code by yourself from scratch.
As the years went by, many editors have come and gone.
The most popular today are Front Page, a Microsoft product, and Dreamweaver, written by Macromedia. Both products are excellent. Both have their good and bad points and both pretty much do everything for you as far as html coding.
So then why bother to learn the code? or even speak
One very compelling reason and the only one you need.
*Because editors are not perfect and can’t do everything.
*They make mistakes.
*They add in unnecessary code.
*They crash and the list of annoying things goes on & on.
The bottom line is this. You are going to run into a situation where the editor you are using does not give you the results you're looking for. Then what do you do?
If you don't know html you have two options. Live with what the editor gives you or go find somebody who does know html and hope he doesn't charge big bucks a leg for fixing your code.
Or, there is a third option.
You can get various help material with all the relevant html coding.
Just like learning a new language, html language is all about adding knowledge & strength to you limited computer vocabulary, in the long run it will increase your overall personal expertise in the market place, whether you are a novice or a becoming pro.
You will thank the good Lord for doing this, when you need to add software and special effects to your site, when linking up with friends or business affiliates, when that "href tag" that isn't the right URL.
You can go in and fix it without screwing up your code to the point where your link points to nowhere at all.
Trust us when we say this, the time you spend learning the code, which can be a little daunting we admit, will save you tons of headache when designing your next web page with that fancy editor that seems to have a mind of it's own.
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