HTML basics for newbies
What Is This Biggerish?
At first, HTML will look a lot like nonsense and might even give you a headache! lol
HTML Is Just English + a few additional signs =)
I bet most of you already have a pretty clear idea what HTML looks like... At some point, we've all had to go to the dreaded text box within our wordpress editor, and this is usually where the "nightmare" begins lol...
"What on earth is this ?", "How do I not mess things up?" ,"Damn I didn't mean to delete this!!!", "Where is this word, I can't see a thing!?", "How do I center this paragraph back".... HELP !
A lot of pulling your hair off ! But really, it shouldn't. Think of HTML as English, embellished with a few little signs ! =)
Why does HTML look so complicated?
HTML code is a set of many "tags". A tag is a unit of HTML, a part of the website code. You can recognize a tag by the signs < and> which represents the beginning and the end of a single tag.
In short, HTML contains two things :
Let's Look At A Simple Example
If I write "hello" in bold and italic on one of my articles (in the visual window), this is what it will look like in my text window :
- <strong> stands for bold
- <em> stands for italic
- The < > defines the beginning and </> defines the end
- and in between you can see the little "hello"
Every time you create content on your website (whether you write something or add visuals), wordpress converts it into HTML.
There are tags for paragraphs, font styles and sizes, anchor, etc....