As an online entrepreneur I own multi-websites of which I am a hands-on website designer who cheats with free templates (incredibly created by very talented people) that allow me to change and redesign the templates that I use. I was only months into making money online with my websites when I realized that without some basic HTML code knowledge, I would be unable to grow my businesses the way I wanted too, so to make website changes I had to teach myself HTML codes.
The internet is rich with information about HTML and bookstores are filled with books for beginners to advanced code writers, but what is best for those of us that make a beginner look like a genius and just where do we start? I want to share some basic knowledge of the parts to a website that website owners and bloggers should know and understand.
1. Cascading Style Sheets or CSS was added to HTML as a way to create a standard for the layout of web pages. Based on the information that is in Cascading Style Sheets a website and its following pages will look the same throughout.
The basic parts to a CSS website layout will include codes that look like the following;
<TITLE>HTML Codes, a Beginners Guide.</TITLE>
This is the article you are reading right now.
Adding to the above CSS/HTML codes will be information codes for fonts, bold, size of fonts, color codes, spacing, links, margins and more. If you will take the time to look at the CSS codes of your own website you will be able to pick out different parts of the HTML code that make up the website.
Know the basics of a code or command. Each code starts and ends with brackets, < > </> that wrap around text such as our title code above. If we wanted the title to be bold then we would add the code for “bold” and it would now look like this:
<Bold><TITLE>HTML Codes, a Beginners Guide.</TITLE></Bold>
There are many great books on the market that can teach you more about HTML codes and you should know the basics so find a book that you feel comfortable with and that is written so that you understand the information as it is presented. You will also find many websites that are geared to helping newbies in HTML codes, they are extremely well written and in most cases they are free to read.
The website themes and templates that are being offered on the internet today come complete with CSS/HTML page layouts, but it is always important to know at least the basics so that we are able to make changes or tweek our websites. Michael over at 123 WysiWyg HTML Editor has made it much easier to use and work with HTML, he has created a very useful tool and if you can type then you can use his product. I found that double checking my own website changes to HTML with products like 123 WysiWyg HTML Editor can be a very big help and time saving.