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Once you start building Web pages, you will want to learn the languages that build them. HTML is the building block of Web pages. CSS is the language used to make those Web pages pretty. And XML is the markup language for programming the Web. Understanding the basics of HTML and CSS will help you build better Web pages, even if you stick with WYSIWYG editors. And once you're ready, you can expand your knowledge to XML so that you can handle the information that makes all Web pages function. The information on this page will help you learn the languages that make up the Web.
  1. What is HTML?
  2. HTML Tutorial
  3. HTML Tag Library
  4. Reviews of HTML Editors
  5. What is CSS?
  1. CSS Tutorial
  2. Style Properties
  3. What is XML?
  4. XML Tutorial
  5. XML Specifications

What is HTML?

HTML

HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, is the basic building block of a Web page. These articles start with the basics of HTML. Even if you have very little experience with computers, if you're willing to take the time, you can learn HTML and start building your own Web pages.

HTML Tutorial

If you want to learn HTML, you can take an online course or follow the steps in this tutorial to learn HTML.

HTML Tag Library

HTML tags are the basics of HTML. Once you understand how HTML works, you'll want to know more about the tags and elements that you can use in your Web pages. The About.com HTML Tag Library provides information about HTML 4.01 tags and XHTML 1 elements as well as tags outside the specification. The HTML attributes covers all the attributes you can use in the tags. And the HTML codes let you put special characters into your Web pages.

Reviews of HTML Editors

While many people use text editors to write their HTML, there are a lot of great software programs out there to help you write HTML.

What is CSS?

CSS

CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, lets Web designers affect the look and feel of their Web pages. CSS is the way that you implement most design features in your Web pages. These articles explain the basics of CSS and how you can start learning to add style to your Web pages.

CSS Tutorial

There is a free short course on learning CSS. This course takes you through the basics of CSS in 5 days. But if you want to go deeper into CSS or at a faster or slower pace, use this tutorial to walk through all the elements of Cascading Style Sheets.

Style Properties

Style properties are like tags in HTML. They are what make CSS do what it does. Once you understand how to put CSS in your documents, then you can start learning the many different properties in CSS versions 1, 2, and 3.

What is XML?

XML

XML, or eXtensible Markup Language, is a way to bring your HTML skills to a whole new level. By learning XML you learn how markup languages work. These articles explain the basics of XML and take you through why you might want to learn more about the eXtensible Markup Language.

XML Tutorial

The free XML class teaches you all about XML in a weekly email course over ten weeks. Or you can go through the articles here to learn more about XML at your own pace.

XML Specifications

XML specifications are how XML is implemented in the real world. One XML specification you might recognize is XHTML. This is HTML re-written to be XML compliant. But there are also a lot of other specifications that you may have seen that are actually XML.

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