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Are you an HTML beginner interested in building your very own web page from scratch? Do you have some experience working with other languages but would like to branch out? No matter what your skill level, as long as you have a text editor and a browser you can learn the basics of HTML! With this book, you can get familiar with how HTML works, understand the basics of the markup language, and apply what you’ve learned to create a unique and fully customized web page.

Without HTML, using the Internet would be a vastly different experience, so it’s no wonder that so many people opt to learn the markup language. Whether you decide to explore HTML as a hobby or for use in a more professional setting, you’ll soon gain a deep appreciation for the language and its applications.

This book includes:

  • An overview of how HTML uses tags to define the content of a web page
  • Ideas for how to best format the layout of your web pages
  • Techniques for changing the fonts, styles, and colors of elements
  • A look at how you can interact with your web page users via forms and input boxes
  • Examples of how to implement what you’ve learned as you create your own web page

So pick up your copy of HTML: Basic Fundamental Guide for Beginners, sit back with your favorite text editor and have fun in building your very own web page from the ground up. You’ll be an HTML master in no time!

©2018 MG Martin (P)2018 MGC Publishing

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HTML-knowledge

Although I had already some html-knowledge from other courses, I enjoyed the repetition of the basics and I learned many necessary subjects for the first time (accessibility, how to put your websites online, the most frequent mistakes and how to solve them, the interesting history of html etc.).
The lecturer made a great selection of topics that give you a quick but good basic to start exploring the possibilities of html5. She taught it in a very accessible way, but it was mostly her humorous and energetic personality that kept me highly motivated throughout the course.

Many thanks to the developers of this course!

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Idea for a cool new web page.

Have an idea for a cool new web page? Try using your new HTML skills to bring it to life! As with any other skill, if you really want to continue progressing with HTML, the best way is to practice using it every chance you get—there are a ton of websites out there just waiting to be made, and that means a ton of opportunities for you.

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Very comprehensive course

This is a very comprehensive course (based on my personal experience with audible at least) that goes into relevant detail on the topics it covers, but without wasting time on unnecessary trivialities. The delivery is clear and engaging, so if you're interested in the matter, you won't get bored. The material covers all the right topics for an up and coming web designer, providing the right amount of information for a confident start and plenty of pointers where and how to expand on the knowledge provided. Unlike some other courses that feel abandoned by the staff once they start. In closing, I've checked out several web design courses on Audible and if you can choose only one, this one would definitely be my pick from all the ones I enrolled in.

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Making my web pages accessible

I didn't know about making my web pages accessible till this course. But now I know how important it is for my web pages to be accessible to all, for my html to validate and be semantically correct.

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Building a single-page website

I had learned that building a single-page website was just the right length and it is a great course to learn about and I thank you Audible.

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Had to take it 3 times

This course was amazing! Back in undergraduate, I struggled through the programming prerequisite in my Psychology program. Had to take it 3 times and hated it by the end. This course sparked a whole new interest and passion for programming that I never believed I could have. I thought, I'm not smart enough or technical enough for programming...until now. This course gave me the foundational skills I need, as well as the confidence to pursue web development (and possible app development) as a career. Thank you MG Martin for presenting this material in such an approachable and incremental manner!

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Feel confident

I have little to no background in programming. After this course, I feel confident in proper designing a basic web page. I never thought too much about how web pages look, now I have an appreciation for the skills and thought that go into designing a page. MG Martin is a wonderful professor, explains even the most complex topic in a way that I could understand knowing nothing about html5. I felt motivated to start coding. I thought about how accesible pages need to be, and how to incorporate this into my code.

If you don't know anything about programming or are interested in web design, this course is for you.

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Suitable for beginners.

I like this HTML course as it's very suitable for beginners who want to learn some introduction to HTML.

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Valuable information

Excellent communication for those who are truly beginner. Valuable information and clear explanation of the good practice in writing code and the key for how to create web pages with accessibility

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Learn the basics of HTML and CSS

For someone who wants to know how to start with building a simple website and want to learn the basics of HTML and CSS , this is a good exercise

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Feel much more confident about my HTML skills.

I've taken numerous HTML courses through the Internet. They were all free, so I can't complain, but I have to say that I learned so much more from this course. For example, I finally mastered the difference between coding the image (img) and link (href) tags - something I've been struggling with for a long time. I couldn't write either tag on my own; I had to copy and paste from someplace else and then tweak it to fit.
I now can write it on my own because I understand the parts - something that wasn't clear before. MG makes the basics very clear in a way that you can really understand.

I am so grateful for this class and so excited to code! I feel much more confident about my HTML skills, and that's a great feeling!! Thank you!!

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A markup language.

In HTML, and especially with the advent of HTML5, there are many different dividing elements one can use in order to break your document up into several different sections, all of which have their own specialty but function in similar ways.

Remember, HTML is ultimately a markup language. It’s intended to take text and present it in a certain way using codified standards. This means that, to one extent or another, the language itself should ideally be easy to understand. In order to aid in making HTML easier to understand, certain conventions have been created that allow people to write better markup. Among these are these new divider elements.

The oldest divider element, and in fact one which has been around for quite a while, is the div element. The div element normally will take either an ID or a class (or both). These are defined in the markup for the div element.

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Way to becoming a developer.

It’s necessary that you understand what HTML is. Literally, HTML is an initialism for HyperText Markup Language, which is a set of codes and symbols used to mark up a file so that a web browser knows how to display the content of the file. Without HTML, a browser would just display your web page as plain text without any sorts of fonts, colors, or layout; with HTML, a browser knows how to display your web page in exactly the style and format that you want. Generally speaking, HTML defines the way that a web page—and the internet as a whole—will appear to users. In order to give a browser instructions about how to display a file, HTML uses something called tags to signify the beginnings and ends of elements. These tags contain information called attributes which allow a browser to know how the element should appear.

The web design/html5 program will be the only program I wish to continue on Audible. Why? Because it is actually effective! You feel like you are well on your way to becoming a developer.

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  • 22-02-21

A markup language.

In HTML, and especially with the advent of HTML5, there are many different dividing elements one can use in order to break your document up into several different sections, all of which have their own specialty but function in similar ways.

Remember, HTML is ultimately a markup language. It’s intended to take text and present it in a certain way using codified standards. This means that, to one extent or another, the language itself should ideally be easy to understand. In order to aid in making HTML easier to understand, certain conventions have been created that allow people to write better markup. Among these are these new divider elements.

The oldest divider element, and in fact one which has been around for quite a while, is the div element. The div element normally will take either an ID or a class (or both). These are defined in the markup for the div element.

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  • 20-10-21

Example Code isin the Written version of the book.

Alot of the code is only in the written version. Not sure what I was expecting, I'm sure just reading me a bunch of html text would be worse.

Probably could be useful as an added resource if you already have the book but as is does give you some concepts but is loosing alot from what I would assume you get in the written copy.

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I could do the task

I like how I could do the task as the instructor did them and that there was some explanation of what I was doing and why it worked or didn't work.

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Customize the components.

In HTML, an element is a single component of your web page. Generally, each element on your page will have both a start and end tag as well as some sort of content, though certain "empty elements" only require a start tag. Both kinds of tags are labels enclosed in the <> symbols that a browser uses to know how to display a page, but the tags themselves are not displayed. Tags are commonly written in lowercase despite the fact that HTML is not case sensitive.
The start tag for an element can define attributes for the element which can give the browser a little bit more information about how the element should be displayed. For instance, an attribute of a link element could be the URL destination for the link. Attributes of an image might include its display height and width. For text, attributes could be styling information like what color, size, or font it should be displayed as. An element can have multiple attributes, so you can fully customize the components of your web pages.

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  • 24-02-21

Teaching methodology is wonderful

I learned very much in this course. I enjoyed each moment studied the content. The teaching methodology is wonderful and teacher is so nice. In general, this course is excellent and I recommend it.

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  • 24-02-21

Initialization of web development

This course was very interesting and helpful in the initialization of web development also the course instructor is very good he delivers his knowledge up to maximum possibilities and also motivates.