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What is HTML/CSS, and Do I Really Need to Know How it Works?

HTML, which stands for HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. It allows the semantical structuring of web pages, including the placement of multimedia resources such as images, online forms, and programmable content. You can learn more about HTML here.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used to describe the presentation semantics (that is, the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language such as HTML or XML. Its standards are published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Introduced in the early 1990s, CSS became popular in website design and widely supported by browsers in the 2000s. You can learn more about CSS here.

While knowing and understanding HTML and CSS can be useful when creating your web site, most modern software lets you create your web site using a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface, so no coding knowledge is actually needed. Better yet, the Site Builder available for free with most hosting plans can be used to create your web site using one of more than 800 available professional templates, with absolutely no HTML/CSS knowledge necessary.

 

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