Building a Website From HTML and CSS: Back to the Basics
Remember having fun with HTML and CSS?
I built my first HTML website in 2002. It was a local music news website, covering upcoming shows and local bands in Hampton Roads and Richmond, Virginia. At its peak, it had a hand-full of daily visitors and one occasional contributor besides me. I lost interest and let it lapse in 2006 when I moved to Washington, DC.
I’ve done some web development since then, but mostly using existing templates in WordPress. That taught me CSS, or rather, built upon the CSS I learned tweaking a secret LiveJournal page. Don’t judge, you probably had one too.
Why learn (or re-learn) HTML and CSS?
For you? Maybe you’re a young, budding web designer. Maybe you’re like me and augmenting skills while in school or looking for a career shift.
HTML and CSS resources
For the HTML and CSS portion of the exercise, I went with the following apps and resources:
This text editor is built for coding. You can set the code from the start by selecting it from the options, or simply save your file and Sublime Text recognizes and sets the code based on the file extension. The editor includes syntax completion and highlighting, which saves a lot of coding and debugging time once you get used to having it available.
I look forward to sharing my journey. Next up? Showcasing version 1.0 of alexashtondesigns.com!