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HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are formatting tools used to create web pages. By learning how to utilize these applications, you have the ability to add onto, edit, or design your own website. To start working with HTML and CSS, it is important to first download a text editor so that you can start creating the perfect website!
HTML is essentially the structure of a web page. With it, you can add titles, paragraphs, headings, images, and links. Simple code embodies these structures, which indicate what the text and other inserted information will look like once displayed on a website. When displaying a website, its layout needs to be visually pleasing and accessible for all users. CSS is the design structure within HTML that allows a website to alter color, text size, and font (etc). Without CSS, a website would not seem outdated, and feel far from user friendly. Below, a guide has been put together that shows a simple method of formatting HTML and CSS within available text editors such as Notepad ++, Sublime Text, Atom, Brackets (etc).
HTML Crash Course For Absolute Beginners
HTML Elements and Structure Cheat Sheet
W3Schools Introduction to HTML
List of Text Editors
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