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I am learning HTML and CSS and am soon going to get certified in it as well, and I thought that it would be a good idea to give out a tutorial on how to start designing your own website using HTML and a little bit of CSS...

HTML is an abbreviation for Hyper Text Markup Language.
CSS is an abbreviation for Cascading Style Sheets.

HTML is actually used to create the webpage and the content that it has, like the images and writing.
CSS is used to design the webpage and tell the writing and images to be in a certain place, like an image on the top of the page, another in the center etc...

"Anything on the internet can be modified, deleted or added just with the use of HTML and CSS! Even on instructables.com!"


The best thing is...

All you need is a computer!

So lets get started on our journey into web designing...





Step 1: What is a website made of?

If you are surfing the web and find any website interesting and cool, and want to find out what and how it was made, or to find out what HTML coding they used, then all you need to do is,

  • Right click on any blank area on the webpage.

  • Click view page source

  • This will open up a new window or a tab according to your settings showing the HTML code that the website runs on.


NOTE : Some websites like instructables, google, youtube etc use a lot of Javascript in their coding, so don't get scared...after reading this instructable, you will be easily able to understand what HTML and CSS are and the fundamental tags.
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Thank you! I enjoyed your tutorial
<p>This is fantastic.</p><p>I can now work well with HTML in designing my web page. Thanks so much</p>
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<p>Great post thanks for sharing </p>
<p>OMG thank you,i've been such a n00b at thisXD </p>
<p>Very Useful guidelines for Beginners. Thx </p>
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<p>I am currently taking a class and trying to figure out how to do the HTML formatting, and I am very, very confused with the formatting of the text. Any help as far as websites or information would be greatly appreciated. </p>
<p>forgot the doctype...</p>
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I have two questions<br/>1.Did you use notepad? <br/>2.How did you view your text on a page without the code?<br/>I'm new to HTML and CSS<br/>Thank you for everything!
<p>Yes I used notepad and I took a screen shot of the text in the web browser and cropped out the rest.</p>
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<p>Thanks!</p>
<p>Ensure you use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox if you would like to find the &quot;Inspect Element&quot; tool, which allows you to highlight specific parts of the HTML and see which part of the website they correspond to.</p>
<p>This was very helpful - clear and effective. Thank you so much for all your time and effort</p>
<p>Glad I could help, :D</p>

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