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Basic HTML for Kids

by Jill Gundersen

Every web programmer at some point will need to know the basics of HTML. This course covers the basics of the HTML Language including tags and their attributes.

What you'll learn

Have you ever wanted to learn to create a web site? Not sure where to start? Start by learning the basics of HTML. HTML is the publishing language of the web. Utilizing HTML tags you can create a web page that can be displayed in any browser across the web. In this course, you will learn the most used tags in HTML5, and then create a website with those tags.

Course FAQ

What is HTML?

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, the foundational language used to create websites and web documents. HTML defines the meaning and structure of web content.

Is HTML a programming language?

Technically, yes, HTML is a programming language (it has "language" in its own name). However it is a "declarative" language, different from languages more commonly associated with "programming" which are more computational.

Who is this course for?

While the course title conveys that it is intended for children, this is a useful course for anyone who wants to learn basic html from the ground up.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course you will learn:

  • What is HTML
  • Most useful HTML5 tags
    • head, body, h1, lists (ul, ol), images (img), etc.
  • Text editors
  • HTML structure and organization
  • Much more
Are there prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This is the absolute beginner level course, assuming zero prior experience with HTML or web development. You just need to know how to use a computer in general.

About the author

Jill is a freelance software developer who works on all things technical and loves it. Her main development focus has been on web applications utilizing Microsoft technologies or the LAMP stack depending on her client's needs. Jill enjoyed her time teaching at the local college, but now is focused on teaching students via her Pluralsight courses. And, if you were wondering, Han shot first.

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