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Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite by Michael Mandiberg, Xtine Burrough

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Chapter 15. Hello World

Hello World

Hello World is the first exercise you learn in any code or mark-up language. Photo credit: Windell H. Oskay, www.evilmadscientist.com.

Every web page is code made visual by the web browser. Open any page in a web browser and use the View menu to see the page source. There you will see the code used to create that page. This code tells the browser how to render the layout, images, links, and interactivity of the page. Whereas in the previous applications, we have clicked and dragged our way to good design, with web pages we design interface elements and then write the code that describes what we want our interface to look like ...

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