You may not know whether you should learn HTML and CSS, so here’s a little help.
So you have this plan in your head what kind of a website you want to realize, and there are mainly five types of websites: First, the classical homepage, second, the blog, third, the web shop, fourth, the web platform, so YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and that stuff and fifth, the RIA, which stands for Rich Internet Application.
In this post, I’ll be going through all these different types of websites and telling why you should have learned HTML and CSS at each type.
First of all, let’s start with the classical homepage. If you create a homepage for a company, your sports club, etc., good HTML and CSS knowledge is really useful here, above all if you create the website manually. Especially if you create a website for a small companies or public personalities, the code has to be 100% bug-less. But there already are more and more companies and private persons that use a CMS, which stands for Content Management System, for their website, although HTML knowledge is useful here, too.
Okay, let’s jump over to the blog. A blog is normally created with the help of ready systems, like WordPress (as I personally do for this website), Blogger or tumblr. HTML and CSS knowledge are anyway useful here, to get everything under your control or to change the complete system (if you want to (-:). If you want to write your own modules for your blog software and if you already work well in PHP and MySQL, you’ll definitely need deeper HTML knowledge at one point. I personally created tons of websites for myself in the past manually, but finally I end up here using WordPress. It’s such an advantage to be able to concentrate on writing your blog posts, not having to worry about the backend.
Third, web shop. Here, you may not need HTML and CSS at all and there normally are quite similar conditions to the blog. But if you want to present your products better, HTML, and especially CSS knowledge are always an advantage. These languages help you to point out of the mass of other online shops, to create a unique shopping experience. But if you really just want to sell your stuff, you don’t even need any coding knowledge (this also counts for the blog).
So I hope that I was able to help you with that important decision throughout this post, and I hope you liked it. Don’t forget to share it with your friends so that they can also learn something new!