This academic year is my first real exposure to both HTML and CSS. I was vaguely aware of what they were prior to starting the course, but not enough to even consider myself a beginner at either. To anyone who doesn’t doesn’t know what they are, they stand for Hypertext Markup Language and Cascading Style Sheet. in basic terms, HTML let’s you put content in a website, and CSS makes it look ‘pretty’ (or as pretty as your skill allows). my CSS skill is possibly what you’d call subpar at this particular point in time, as i spend most of my time practising in HTML, which i would say is coming along fairly nicely
this is a screenshot of me adding images and links into my ‘website’. Notice how you can’t see the actual images being added. This is because this is just HTML, not the actual visible website.
in the corner is what it would actually look like. Very primitive, but theoretically and practically, it works. Also notice that there a few different opening and closing tags. The tags have to be changed based on whatever you’re putting in them. For example, when creating a list, you either use the tags <ol></ol> (ordered list), or <ul></ul> (unordered list).