1 Getting to Know HTML and CSS

This chapter covers

  • Exploring the fundamentals of HTML
  • Learning the basics of CSS
  • Understanding how HTML and CSS combine to make web pages
  • Introducing the Web Design Playground

When a jazz musician creates an improvisation, no matter how intricate, she plays by using combinations of 12 musical notes (A through G plus the five flats/sharps in between). 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 ...

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