HTML basics for newbies
The Dreaded HTML =)
One thing you should know : geeks love using acronyms =) I'm not using the word geek in a pejorative way, I consider myself a geek and don't mean to offend anyone !
As a member of WA you will be talking acronyms sooner or later ! You can't escape it! lol. You'll be saying WA and WP and PPC and GWT... and countless of other acronyms! =)
by the end of the training you should be able to understand this geek joke... lol
HTML Really Isn't That Complicated !
H-T-M-L are initials that stand for Hyper Text Markup Language. Ok, I know that it still doesn't mean much to you lol.
Hyper Text Markup Language is a programming language that simply enables the web to exist! See why you should love HTML? =) Broken down this is what it means :
- Hypertext is the text displayed on your computer with references (hyperlinks) to other text which you can immediately access. Hypertext is the fundamental concept defining the structure of the Web. It enables an easy-to-use and flexible connection and sharing of information over the Internet. "Text" stands for what you will use, letters. Text is your content.
- Markup is what you will do to create "html". You will write in plain English and then mark up what you wrote. I'll explain this part in more details as you move forward the tutorial
- Language well, because it's a language, obviously -- but the language is plain English.
Basically HTML is a standardized system that enables you to create fonts, colors, graphics, and hyperlink effects on your website pages. In other words, it defines the structure of a webpage.
Of course, Wordpress was designed to allow people to build websites without knowing html, but eventually you'll need to go to the text editor and enter an html code.
It's not hard to pick up the basics, but HTML is also a broad technology with a lot of complex features, so this training is definitely not for more advanced members. The following pages will allow to gain some skills and knowledge.