The Anatomy of Basic Web Development Languages
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It's been a while here, well, that's because I have resumed back to my full-time school, but guess what? my lecturers are currently on a picnic, so let's see what we can achieve today 😍.
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1. What is actually HTML?
According to everyone on the internet, HTML is an acronym for Hyper-Text Markup Language, even I was confused with the full meaning, now let's take a look at my own derived definition, maybe it will help you understand what everyone is actually trying to say.
Hyper-Text are texts, images, tables, and other representative formats that are been displayed on a computer, this includes what we see on our browsers.
While Markup Language in computer science refers to languages that are human-readable and are written within tags.
This implies that HTML are ways of writing human-readable contents within tags which allows us to preview designed document (.html) on the browser.
Web projects written in HTML alone looks like a skeleton, very scary and unattractive because it has no flesh, which in reality means it will be difficult to get a job as an HTML Developer 😲.
Html only project
- Below is how the Facebook homepage looks like with just HTML
Will you still use Facebook with that look? No one will 😭.
Now let's check out what we can combine with HTML in order to be more skillful and employable.
You guess right!!! it's CSS 💃💃💃
2. What is actually CSS?
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet, it is a design language used to describe how documents (.html) written in markup language will be presented on the browser.
This design and the description include colors, layouts, background-colors, and much more to mention a few, remember I said HTML are skeletons without a flesh?
Now CSS is the missing flesh.
And when we add flesh to a skeleton it becomes less scary and more attractive, like the image below 👇
Now that we have a good-looking figure, which is a website or webpage, now let's see how the super Facebook homepage looks again with the CSS style rules included.
Super friendly and attractive right? 😊
The good news now is that you can earn an income from mastering just HTML and CSS fundamentals to build friendly and attractive webpages, a company can likewise hire you to help build their website or rebuild their portfolios.
Below are 3 samples of achievable HTML and CSS projects ideas that can earn you an income.
1. Small Business Portfolios
Do you see that small shops down your street? you can approach the owner and offer to build them a portfolio (free or with a discount) and get a chance to be referred or recommended to their colleagues/networks.
2. Company Landing Page
Every large and small business need and want an online presence to showcase their work, and a website is on their list, which you're good at building, reach out to the company showing them what you can build, why they should consider having one and asking them if they want something similar or better than your sample.
3. Individual Portfolios
Every profession, from engineering, modeling, photography, to farming needs a place online to showcase their talent and work experience, you can approach them with reasons to have a portfolio that can make them stand out among others, which in turn makes them your next client and a plus 1 project for your portfolio.
These are just a few of many opportunities available for mastering HTML and CSS
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Now that we have HTML and CSS skills at hand, we should also note that projects built with only HTML and CSS are static, it doesn't communicate with the users and visitors likewise cannot interact with it either.
For this reason, we can say any website built with just HTML and CSS is a dead body.
Kick it, touch it, shout at it, it will still remain on the same spot without any sign of movement, as time goes on, it becomes boring even though it looks attractive and friendly, so we need to skill up.
Every living human can perform actions such as eating, walking, jogging and to say the least action, we can stand up
And with that, you can have a cute looking web project to be proud of 👏
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