Chapter 5

Creating a Website

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding what HTML, CSS, and JavaScript do

arrow Learning to do common HTML and CSS tasks

arrow Practicing advanced JavaScript commands

The web as I envision it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of HTML

Many people start learning to code by building basic websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. These easy-to-learn programming languages are visual, so you can see the product of your hard work displayed on the page. In addition, these languages form the basic building blocks of all websites used on the Internet.

You start by building static web pages with content that does not change often or at all, such as the menu page on a restaurant website. As you gain experience, you’ll build more complex websites with dynamic content, which changes based on user preferences and inputs.

In this chapter, you learn the basics involved in using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

What Do HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Do?

HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, tells the browser how to display text and images on a web page. Think about how you create a document with a word processor. Whether you use ...

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