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Welcome to HTML Basics

HTML Basic's is a free website for people to learn the basics of HTML. In the following lessons we will teach you the functions and properties that you can use in HTML. When you complete a lesson you may take the quiz for that specific lesson at the end of the page or by clicking on the quizzes tab in the navigation. Once you have done all of the lessons and quizzes you can take the final exam. Hopefully after the final exam you will be ready to start building your own websites!

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:

  • Textual
  • 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, there are WYSYWIG (What you see is what you get). These 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:

  • Sublimetext
  • Netbeans

    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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