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How To Build a Website With HTML eBook

Published on October 29, 2020 · Updated on October 29, 2020
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By Erin Glass
Senior Developer Educator
How To Build a Website With HTML eBook

Introduction to the eBook

If you are interested in learning how to build and design websites, Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is a great place to start. This project-based book will introduce you to HTML and its methods by building a personal website using our demonstration site (below) as a model. Once you learn the basics, you will know how change the website’s design and add personalized content. No prior coding experience is necessary to follow along the chapters in this book.

This gif illustrate a scroll through our demonstration site

HTML is the standard markup language used to display documents in a web browser. First developed by Tim Berners Lee in 1990 while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), HTML was one of the key innovative technologies used to publish the world’s first website on August 6, 1991. Thanks to a restoration project by CERN, you can now revisit the original website. Since that time, HTML has been significantly updated and expanded but its basic purpose to format and structure web pages remains the same.

Today, HTML is one of many tools used to build the web. Knowing how to write HTML will provide a strong foundation for your career as a web designer and prepare you to learn additional front-end web development skills like CSS and JavaScript.

In this book, you’ll learn how to create and customize a website using common HTML tags and techniques. After working through this book, you’ll have a site ready to deploy to the cloud.


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