LIS 2600: HTML

Programming has always held mystique for me: how do they turn ideas into the concrete pages using nothing but text? I dabbled in it, with the help of cheesy children’s programs, but never really latched onto it. A few years ago, in a job interview, I took (and failed) a programming logic test. I realized I didn’t even know how all the programs I used on a daily basis worked. I started in on an easy language, not even really programming, but markup – HTML.

HTML was great, since so many forums accepted the basic formatting commands I was learning. Inserting pictures, links, and bolded text made me feel like I knew what I was doing.

I still didn’t. I’ll admit, there’s a lot I still don’t know. What with the advent of HTML5, I hardly know where to start.

HTML has a million great tutorials out there- Codecademy was my tutor of choice, and I still recommend it. Learning start tags, end tags, and what to put between them is invaluable.

Where I’ve finally managed to understand the logic of HTML, CSS is still rough for me. It’s hard for me to see where one overrides the other. The basic tags still apply (as well as innumerable tags I have yet to learn), which is helpful.

 

Muddiest Point: There was no muddiest point for this week. Maybe next week when we get to CSS. 🙂

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