HTML and CSS Reference
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This chapter covers the use of HTML in various applications, including
blogging, using Google Docs, selling on eBay, working on wikis, and
email marketing. When the Web was introduced, HTML's inventor,
Tim Berners-Lee, said that few people would ever learn HTML. He expected
that most HTML would be written by sotware applications. Twenty years later
we ind that he got it half right. A mind-boggling amount of content is marked
up in HTML and added to the Web every second by web-based sotware appli-
cations and services. Yet people using the Web do understand HTML, at least
at the basic level of knowing that the headings, paragraphs, lists, and links
they see are the result of simple markup tags embedded in the content.
Many websites allow for the limited input of HTML code to create for-
matted content that will appear on other web pages. YouTube, for example,
provides snippets of HTML code on its video pages that can be copied and
pasted into a web page to embed a video. If you work on the Web, the more
knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript you have, the more you can do on
the Web.
In this chapter, you will learn how to use HTML and CSS in content you
input to a website. Because many services ilter out or disable any HTML that
might be dangerous, the level of HTML used in this chapter is on the simple
side. It doesn't assume that you have either the access or the tools to build a
complete website. his task is covered in Chapter 5, “Building Websites.”
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