Some Basic HTML and CSS on Website Designing

Web design is an ever-growing business around the world and some try and do it alone, other will simply hire a company to do it, but why is it so popular. I will tell you… Websites are a gateway to customers, they allow your customers to interact with your business without the need of any staff, or effort, in fact your website can even be your biggest asset! So you have decided you want a website, but now what? The first route to consider is a good website design company, obviously I am going to recommend by site, Baker Designs (Link at the end) but it is totally up to you. Take a look at the packages on my site and look at our deals on the design page. Web design can be a much easier way to get a website than to learn all the code yourself, and is, in most cases, cheaper then hiring a web designer on contract. OK, so you have got to this paragraph, which means that you are going to stick it out to try and learn some basic rules, tips and tricks about web designing yourself. To start with you need to look at a language called HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language). This is what your web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome etc.) will read at first and this code will dictate the layout of the page, links to other pages or sites and the text on the page. A website can be made from 100% HTML if you wish, however if you have ever seen one of these, they do not look very attractive. This is because there are not many styling commands in the HTML code, by this I mean colours, fonts, background images etc. Please don’t get me wrong, all of these things CAN be achieved by HTML but it is not very efficient and there is a better way… CSS. Cascading Style Sheet. It does what it says on the tin. It styles your page. It is a lot more efficient then styling with HTML and is a fairly easy code to learn. CSS basically tells your browser how to display the HTML. For example if the HTML tag was’


‘ what would be displayed as “Hello”. A simple paragraph tag. Now to alter the way the hello looks we use CSS. The first thing to do is to tell the style sheet what we want to target. In this case the ‘

‘ tag. So we write “P“ Now inside the curly brackets we can insert things that will change the way the text looks. Commands like “font-size:16px;”. At the end of the list of commands we close the curly brackets. Of course if you don’t want all your paragraphs to look the same there is a way… Putting a “.” In front of any name will tell CSS that it is not to style the HTML tag with that name, but it is to look for a HTML tag with that “Class Name”. I will demonstrate: ‘


‘. The CSS for this would be: “.hellotext{ font-size:16px;” just to change the font.

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