Ever wondered how websites are built? In this series, we are going to be talking about some of the wonderful technologies in use today for front end development. You’ve probably heard of the term “front-end development” being used by a group of computer scientists, and perhaps you’ve had no idea what they were talking about. Let me explain, front-end development is a facet of building your application which deals with how the app is going to look like visually. So when we talk about the front-end, we are actually talking about what the buttons are going to look like, which colors we’re going to use, how and where each element in the website is going to be placed. Exciting stuff for if you are a visual person and love the aesthetic aspect of creating things.
But HTML is just one of the technologies used in front-end development. It’s not one of the most exciting ones, but is the primary foundation on which everything else is built on. If you don’t have HTML in your website, then there will be no website. It won’t manifest, because HTML serves as a skeleton for your website. In embryology, the timeline for the creation of a human baby is such that you have the skeleton erect first, and then the layers of muscle and skin form after all is present and accounted for. Without the skeleton, we would be pudgy, blob-like human beings. The same principal applies to Web development.
HTML itself is not some elusive programming language. It is very straightforward, there are elements to it in the form of tags. And these are used in order to illustrate what kind of element is going to be present in the website.
Some common tags include “div”, “a href”, “img”. But the most typical and essential HTML tags used are the “html”, “head“ and “body” tags. Without these two, you can’t have a functioning HTML file.
The “html” tag is used for identifying and making it clear to the browser that this file is a webpage.
The “head” tag is used for linking other files to the HTML file, such as CSS, which we will talk about later. And most importantly, this is the tag where the title is placed in. The name of the tab that is present in the browser is defined here.
Then lastly we have the “body” tag, where everything else comes in. All the hyperlinks, and the text and images fall under this heading.
So, if you are a tech-savvy person, consider reading more about this wonderful language and experiment with creating simple pages. You’ll find that it’s incredibly fun and a great way to pass the time.
But if you are looking for a quick solution to acquiring a website where you can display your products or services, and create brand awareness for your company, simply shoot us a message. We have developers that are uber-talented and who would love to create any type of website for you.
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