Chapter 1  Getting to Know HTML and CSS

This chapter covers

  • Viewing the fundamentals of HTML and CSS
  • Introducing the Web Design Playground
  • Learning how to construct HTML tags and CSS properties

When a jazz musician creates an improvisation, no matter how intricate, she plays by using combinations of seven musical notes (A through G). When an artist creates a picture, no matter how detailed, he paints by using combinations of three primary colors (red, yellow, and blue). When poets create verse, no matter how inventive, they write by using words that are combinations of the 26 letters of the alphabet. These examples show that creativity and play don’t require elaborate resources or complex raw materials. Imagination and curiosity combined with ...

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