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The Ultimate HTML & CSS Handbook (Everything You Need to Know)

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The Ultimate HTML & CSS Handbook (Everything You Need to Know)

Elevate your web dev skills with HTML & CSS.

Ayşe Kübra Kuyucu
Level Up Coding
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to HTML & CSS
2. Fundamentals of HTML
3. Exploring HTML Elements and Attributes
4. HTML Semantics and Best Practices
5. Basics of CSS
6. Styling with CSS Selectors and Properties
7. CSS Box Model
8. Positioning and Layout in CSS
9. Responsive Design with CSS
10. Advanced CSS Concepts: Flexbox and Grid
11. HTML & CSS Debugging Techniques
12. Optimization and Performance in HTML & CSS
13. Accessibility in Web Development with HTML & CSS
14. Introduction to CSS Preprocessors
15. Real-world Applications: Building a Website with HTML & CSS

1. Introduction to HTML & CSS

Welcome to the world of web development! Here, HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) form the foundational building blocks. Why, you ask? Well, HTML structures the content, while CSS designs and styles it.

Think of HTML as the skeleton of a web page. It comprises of tags that enclose different parts of content. The common tags include <h1> to <h6> for headers, <p> for paragraphs, and <a> for links.

<p>This is a paragraph.</p>

Above is a simple HTML code snippet demonstrating a paragraph element.

Moving on to CSS, it’s the creative layer adding colors, fonts, and layouts to our web page. CSS can be inline, internal, or external. However, for maintainability, we prefer the external CSS.

body {
background-color: lightblue;
}

This is a basic CSS rule setting the body’s background color to light blue.