What does it take to make a computer program? Can I make a website? What programming languages should I learn to start making websites. Very often, do questions like these come up in our minds and we usually don’t have any clue in this regard.
For those who have zero knowledge about what these languages, here are brief definitions of each:
HTML – HyperText Markup Language is the main language for displaying web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser. Simply put, it’s what you see if you right click on any web page and “View Page Source.”
CSS – Cascading Style Sheets set the design and style properties to web elements such as the fonts styles, menus etc. They are embedded in the source of the website. The browser recognizes these styles and accordingly, the web page and its elements are displayed.
Where to Start From?
Though there are dozens of websites which teach these languages. Here are three which I personally feel are really AWESOME!
CodeAcademy offers all the useful information stitched with interactive on-screen exercises which make the learning experience enjoyable and that too for FREE! All you need is to Sign Up and start earning points upon completion of each exercise.
Surely, by the end of the course, you’ll be able to build your own web pages and in fact fully functional websites.
Here’s the link: CodeAcademy.com
CSS-Tricks.com is another brilliant place to enhance your skills on CSS. There are hundreds of tutorials on this website through which one can develop advanced styling techniques. Also, there is extensive material related to the newest version of CSS i.e CSS-3 and explanations for making Responsive/Mobile websites and all for free of cost.
Here is the link: CSS-Tricks.com
W3Schools.com provides detailed knowledge for Html, CSS and JS. It has a brilliant user-interface and allows its users to write and test code on a live web page along with suited examples.
Here is the link: W3Schools.com
So, you can make the most of these websites to start off your journey as a web-programmer. Later you can try your hands on more complex technologies such as PHP, .Net Framework, Xcode etc. Best of luck!