Basics of Programming
If we think about what language is, we notice that it is a method of taking what is inside our minds and formulating it in a way to take the necessary actions. Programming is very much similar since it is how we tell the computer which functions it needs to execute, how we want something to look, what happens when you click on something and countless of other commands. If you were to enter in something that does not make sense, we will get an error message, just like if someone would speak gibberish in real life. Therefore, it is very important to follow all of the rules, in the beginning, it will be the most basic ones, but later, you will have to master all of the ins and outs.
Applications to Web Development
Whenever you give a web designer a task to create a webpage that contains a specific header that you picked out, fonts, images etc. They will take this big idea and start breaking it down into smaller pieces and then transmitting these chunks into instructions for the computer to perform. All these instructions need to be entered with the necessary syntax so that the computer does not come back with message errors. Regardless of whether you build a website with HTML or another language, it needs to contain a sequence of uninterrupted commands. All web browsers play an important role in terms of taking the code that was entered in and turning it into one thing visible and something we can come into contact with.
- HTML – rudimentary aspects of the site which is perfected by other technologies
- CSS – used to adjust presentation, format, and layout
When we compare these three technologies, we notice that each of them has its own specific role to play in the development of a webpage. Hyper Text Meta Language (HTML) will be at the very center of it all regardless of how complex the site is. HTML uses tags, as opposed to a programming language, in order to identify all the various types of content out there as well as the role they play on every single webpage. For example, if you look at a newspaper article, you will identify a header, sub header, text body and other things that’s the article contains. HTML works in the exact same way to label all the stuff on the webpage, except it uses code or more specifically HTML tags.
CSS determines how all the HTML elements must appear on the frontend. While HTML gives you all of the raw tools necessary to structure your website, CSS allows you to style everything so it will appear to the user exactly the way you would like it to. It can be helpful to think of HTML as the drywall and CSS as the paint. A CSS website will look much more appealing.
To sum up, perhaps the hardest part of learning how to program is getting started. As soon as you get the process rolling you will be able to learn quickly on the go. As soon as you get the hang of the basics, it will be much easier become acquainted with more advanced programming techniques, but it’s important to remember that you must be able to walk before you can run. So, get out there start making mistakes and learning in the process. If you feel overwhelmed there are a wealth of resources out there available to help you.