For those of you who don’t know, the programming language that makes up the majority of the web is called HTML. (Hyper Text Markup Language) A basic HTML file looks like this:

Taken in Visual Studio Code

In case you couldn’t tell, that different elements of the code are inside tags, one to start the tag <a tag> and one to end the tag. </a tag> The first line is in the “html” tag. (I think wordpress will yell at me if I use real html tags) That tells the web render-er to start reading the HTML code. Then, there’s the “head” tag. That’s effectively the HTML equivalent of a “.hxx” file (that’s C++ fyi) where you can pre-define certain things, in this case it’s CSS classes that are very similar to functions ( funtionname() ) but they predetermine what the text looks like. Here’s what that same webpage looks like in my browser:

Taken in Firefox

You can do a number of different things with HTML. If you’re viewing this on a desktop then you can inspect this webpage to see what the HTML looks like. One nice thing about HTML & CSS is that you don’t need to compile it like you do with computer programs, so you don’t need tons of builds and source code and stuff. Here’s what an actually good HTML file looks like:

Well, that’s all for now. I think we’ve re-evaluated that my programming skills are pretty bad 😆 So I’ll see you next time on thefinkedfilmsdotcom!


Author: thedarkcave215

I really like blogs! You should make one too. Wordpress (which is what I use) has a free plan so you don't have to pay, although there's of course subscription plans to "enhance" your experience

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