Welcome to HTML Basics
HTML Basic's is a free website for people to learn the basics of HTML in an easy to understand wqy using simple, every day language and terms that the average layman wouldn't need to look up.
In the following lessons we will teach you the functions and properties that you can use in HTML. Most importantly, all of the lessons provided will teach you these very skills in plain english.
These lessons were intenitonally designed to be understandable by anyone, from the newest of noobs to the more experienced webmasters who just need a refresher.
When you complete a lesson, you may take the quiz for that specific lesson by clicking on the green button at the end of the page. Alternatively, you can also access the quizzes by clicking on the "quizzes" tab in the top navigation menu.
Once you have completed all of the lessons and quizzes, you are then prepared to take the final exam. By then, you will be quite prepared for this task.
If you have been attentive during your review of the lessons, and taken and passed the quizzes at each section, I am fully confident that after the final exam, you will be ready to start building your own websites!
I look forward to hearing your success stories! Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me using the "contact" tab in the top navigation menu.
Before You Begin - Be Prepared
Before you set out to take on these courses and lay your foundation in HTML, it's recommended - actually imperative - that you are first equipped with the prpoper tools.
This should go without saying, but it would be helpful for you to go to class with all the class study materials in hand. In this instance, of course, I am referring to a text editor with live preview feature. Setting out to learn HTML and CSS without one would be the equivalent to showing up to a calculus class without a calculator. It's just not a good idea.
Text editors come in two flavors:
- WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get)
Textual text editors are more geared to the seasoned professional who doesn't need to see the output, but just needs a streamlined process to write and check the validity of code.
On the other end of the spectrum is WYSYWIG (What you see is what you get), which are geared towards novice and intermediate coders, providing a visual real-time preview of what the code you just wrote will translate into.
There are plenty of free and paid ones available on the market. I recommend getting ahold of a high quality free one to start, for these courses (and beyond) I wouldn't hesitate to recommend:
full disclosure, I did order those in order of personal preference, but then again, use the one that works best for you. They're both forever free!
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