HTML and CSS in Brief

At the root of the Web’s success is a simple, text-based markup language that is easy to learn and that any device with a basic Web browser can read: HTML. Every Web page requires at least some HTML; it wouldn’t be a Web page without it.

As you will learn in greater detail as you move through this book, HTML is used to define your content’s meaning, and CSS is used to define how your content and Web page will look. Both HTML pages and CSS files (style sheets) are text files, making them easy to edit. You can see snippets of HTML and CSS in “How This Book Works,” near the end of this introduction.

You’ll dive into learning a basic HTML page right off the bat in Chapter 1, and you’ll begin to learn how to style your pages ...

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