5 Reasons to Learn HTML and CSS

Regardless of what your profession is, HTML and CSS are great skills to have. And even a little knowledge of these languages can make a big difference in your career. Just like having the ability to speak a foreign language, this sort of skill is helpful in almost all professions.

First, let’s review what HTML and CSS are.

HTML and CSS are the foundational languages of the web. HTML is a markup language that is used for developing web pages. CSS is a language that defines the presentation of a document written in HTML.html-css

The following are a few reasons to consider taking a few minutes of your time to gain a better understanding of what makes the web go ’round.

Learning to use HTML and CSS enables you to…

  1. Better Understand the Web

Knowing the basics of HTML and CSS and how they’re used to create web pages is a skill that will always be useful.

They’re helpful tools for designers, marketing specialists, and many other professionals.

For example, today’s marketers must optimize, analyze, and develop landing pages, and perform many other related functions. Without at least a basic understanding of HTML and/or CSS, it’s impossible to get the best results.

  1. Create Websites

Nowadays, it’s quite easy to take a free Web template and build a website. But your website will look like everyone else’s!

You can create the ideal website yourself – a personal, unique web page. And you don’t need to pay someone else to do it!

  1. Start a Web Career

For those of you who want become professional Web developers, knowledge of HTML is required.

Ask experienced web designers about the importance of learning these two languages. Only a few of them will say you can get by without them, and the vast majority will recommend that you learn to use one or both of them.

  1. Learn Another Languages with Greater Ease

Having a handle on the fundamentals will make learning another programming language (like JavaScript, PHP, SQL…) much easier. And the more you know, the more job opportunities will open up for you.

  1. Earn Money

We are happy to inform you that you can start making money with HTML and CSS skills ALONE. Search the web and see for yourself. You will find dozens of available HTML and CSS freelance jobs. Of course, you can earn more as you learn more by adding other skills, like JavaScript, PHP, Photoshop, and more to your toolbox.

And what about learning? 

HTML and CSS are Easy to Learn

Of all the programming languages, HTML and CSS are the easiest programming languages to learn, and you don’t need a degree in computer science to get started. Typically, computer science is difficult to learn due to the way it’s explained.

You don’t need to learn an entire language at once, but spending even a few days learning to understand the basic structure will help you create your simple web page.

Most likely, your first page won’t be pretty (You’ll have this in common with most beginners!), but it doesn’t matter. Wouldn’t it be cool to just get it out there on the web and know that you can do it? Just keep on learning and practicing, and you will achieve the results you are looking for.


What’s The Difference Between CSS, HTML and PHP?


Maybe you’re beginning to build a simple website, or just want a better understanding of the many acronyms you’ve been hearing lately.

CSS“, “HTML” and “PHP” are thrown around so often and with such ease, you’re embarrassed to ask what they mean.

Following is my attempt to explain these terms (mainly to myself) in plain English.

The Difference Between CSS, HTML and PHP

CSS = Style: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) dictate your website’s look and feel.1

Font size, font color, font type, styling around images, page layout, mouse-over effects and more are all determined by CSS.

In WordPress, CSS can be edited within the “Editor” section under Appearance in the Dashboard. Some WordPress themes, like Headway, allow you to visually edit the CSS (meaning you don’t need to get eyeball headaches from coding).

The colors, fonts and styles of this entire website are driven by CSS.

HTML = Content: HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the building-blocks of web pages.

HTML allows you to put images, text, videos, forms and other pieces of content together into a cohesive webpage. You can also tweak text words, resize images, and add links to either.

Anything that you can read or view on this website is being presented to you (by way of a browser) with HTML.1

PHP = Functionality: Originally meaning “Personal Home Page“, PHP is what makes your website do stuff(I really can’t say it any better than that).

It’s a language of web applications like WordPress plugins, Donation widgets and other things that do stuff.

If you use the search box at the top of the screen, PHP will perform the functions that need to be done to give you the search results.

Here’s another way to think about these technologies:

You can find a lot more information about these terms if you visit the links (made with HTML) throughout this post.

How would you explain these terms to a novice?

Original article has been published at Johnhaydon