Can I Create My Own Website? What is HTML?

Creating your own website is not as difficult as you think, especially if we compare it to the education of other technical skills. Most people tend to give up straight away as soon as they hear the word “programming” and “technical”. They usually think that it is too much hassle for them to actually learn a whole computer “language”. HTML, the most basic computer language in building websites, is actually quite simple to understand, as long as you are sufficiently interested in learning new things.

What is HTML?

HTML is the acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. For the purpose of learning, you should just think of it as a language that the computer understands. For instance, as humans, we were often taught many different languages; i.e. HTML as a language, is mostly and specifically used in order to create a website. The web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, will then decipher and interpret the code or rather, language (HTML), and display it in a manner that you can understand in, just the same as in a basic webpage.


Coding the HTML language might be a bit difficult for a few people, so we can actually buy programmes, such as Macromedia Dreamweaver, or even Microsoft FrontPage. These programmes are only created in order to help individuals in designing professional webpages/websites.

What is more, one could also get access to online web-builders, and website builders which are inbuilt and can be directly controlled from the internet. There are several different and specific builders online.

Books and magazines tend to contain guides that can help in offering tutorials and ways for you to put up our own websites. Even online tutorials are credible, as in the modern world, information technology is the best and most cost efficient way of retaining knowledge, especially in this particular field.

Therefore, you could get started and build one right away. If you enjoy coding, it might even become a past-time you could enjoy.

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