What Software Is Required to Create a Webpage

No Need to Purchase Any Extra Software to Create a Webpag

The good news is that if you want to create your own hand-written webpages you need not to purchase any extra software to start your journey of the wonderful world of web development. The creators of HTML had worked hard for us in such a brilliant way that we can even use a simplest word processor i.e. note pad(for windows) to develop a webpage without facing any serious hurdle.

Software You Can Use to Create a Webpage

Two types of software can be used to develop a webpage which
 are explained here below.


Specially Designed Software:

You can create a webpage using specially designed software for web development i.e. Dream Viewer or any other. These type of software provide tow interfaces; HTML Interface for HTML code writing or/and editing and a Design Interface to provide the facility of creating a webpage without writing any code.

In the Design interface you need not to enter HTML tags and lengthy pieces of code to perform various tasks in your webpage such as formatting text and paragraphs, inserting tables, lists, form’s elements and other elements. All these tasks are done just by clicking on icons, selecting commands from menus and setting and providing some values like you do in advance word processors while working on your official or personal documents. These software also provide the facility of managing folders containing your webpages, images and subfolders quite easily. Another facility provided by these software is auto word completion/suggestion for the words which are reserved by the language developers for the HTML language or reserved by the web developer who is creating webpages using HTML. Auto word completion/suggestion means when you type a few letters of these reserve words you are shown a list of words next to the ending letter of the word and you can select the appropriate word from that list instead of typing the complete word.

The HTML Interface, of such software, provides you an access to HTML code which is generated automatically at the backend of the software while working on the frontend (in Design Interface). This interface is helpful when you want to gain more control for designing and securing your websiteor solve a problem which is not possible to solve by working with Design Interface. In my opinion, this is very useful tool. One important thing about such software which should be remembered is: “More ease causes less control/security i.e. in Design Interface, while less ease causes more control/security i.e. in HTML Interface“.

Simple Word Processor

Using a simple word processor, like note pad, you have to write and manage the HTML code of your webpage yourself as the word processor will not do this job for you unlike in Dreamviewer’s Design Interface (if you did not understand at this moment, keep reading, you’ll understand at the end of this heading). By writing HTML code and managing the folders containing your webpages and images yourself, you gain less ease but much control/security. Some word processors like Notepad ++ (a freeware software) are user friendly and provides you some facilities such as to show the code in different colors and inserting the line numbers on the start of each line to help the web developers and someone else who want to read and understand that code.

Beginners Should not Use Specially Designed Software for Web Development

If you want to become a top quality webmaster, I would recommend you not to use software like Dreamviewer at beginning level. The reason is that when you use such a software you don’t write the code yourself, as a result you don’t get familiar of HTML syntaxthe rules of any computer language which describes the way of writing statements to tell the computer what to do  and coding style, you are not habitual of time consuming process of understanding and writing code. This could put you in trouble while you are working on a project and unfortunately you’ve faced a problem which is not getting solved with the Design Interface of your software and the only way to solve the problem is to use HTML Interface to overcome this problem. Working with the Design Interface of these software you could not solve it as you are not familiar of the HTML syntax, coding style and understanding code. But feel free to use Design Interface of such software when you’ve full control over HTML syntax and coding.

Use Simple Word Processor for Web Development

It is good for the beginners to use word processors or HTML Interface of such software to write code of a webpage. In this way you have to write the code yourself and you’ll get aware of what and how you are doing on your webpage. You’ll learn HTML syntax, coding style, and understanding of code which will be useful in future. Notepad can also be used but you can download Notepad++  and install it on your computer.

After installation Notepad++ you are ready to create your own webpage. Proceed to the next topics to understand the structure of a webpage and then start your coding properly to create a webpage!

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What Is Hyperlink?

What is Hyperlink & What Hyperlink Does!

A Hyperlink can be a text or image which leads or directs a user to another hypertext document i.e. webpage, website, next/previous sections on the same webpage or to an Email addresby just clicking on the Hyperlink by mouse or any other pointing device.

Normally, simple and non-hyperlinked text is in black color (if not formatted by the web developer) and
 nothing happens by clicking such text and image. Unlike the simple and non-hyperlinked text a Hyperlinked text looks different. It is in blue color and underlined (if not formatted by the web developer). Whenever a user drags mouse pointer over (in technical term hover) Hyperlinked text or image, the mouse pointer gets changed into a hand shape from a normal arrowshape (on windows)When a user clicks a Hyperlinked text its color also gets changed, normally from blue to maroon, to indicate that the user has already visited this particular link and can skip this for now if he or she wants to.

The Example of Hyperlink

The text to be displayed as Hyperlink Text is put between the …. tags. Thefollowing example will display a Hyper Link text in between the …. tags:
When you will see this example in a web browser it will look like the following:
That is how the text look in between …. tags.

Now you’ve learnt that What HTML Is, HTML Tags and What Is Hyper Link as well. Next you’ll learn What Software Is Required to Create a Webpage and The Structure of an HTML Webpage.

Web Development, A Step By Step Guidance

Is It Difficult to Learn Web Development?

Many people think that creating their own website is quite difficult but after reading this tutorial you’ll witness that actually how easy it is to create a website. So, let’s start to create your own website following this blog. In this blog you’ll come to know that how you can learn web development in a quick and easy way by following a step by step guidance — instead of choosing topics randomly. Always follow the right steps of learning
at right time whatever you want to learn in life. It proved to be more effective when you start to learn things step by step and in a regular way. Things get easy to learn and you learn them very fast due to consistency in your learning behavior. Let’s start.

How to Start Learning Web Development

First of all you must learn some basic terms related to webdevelopment & internet such as website, webpage, webserver, web client, IP address, http, domain name, www, web browser, and etc. Then you should gain introductive knowledge of different languages, which are sued to develop a website, such as HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, Visual Script, PHP, ASP.NET, SQL, Rail, and many more.

After gaining some basic knowledge of web development and its languages, it’s time to move forward and coding to develop your website. For coding you need to learn some languages which I’ve mentioned in the previous paragraph.

HTML

Now you will want to create your own hand generated webpages to develop a website. You may want to include some images or embed videos as well as a web form, paragraphs, lists and tables in your webpages. For doing all of this you must learn HTML before learning any other language during your web development learning process. But before learning HTML I would recommend you to know that actually what HTML is and then you should start to learn it. Click this link to know What is HTML. But if you’ve already learnt HTML then you should proceed to the next paragraph to know that what you should do next after learning HTML.

CSS

As now you can develop your own webpage quite easily and you’ve developed some one. But at this stage you can’t make your websitequite attractive and good looking. You want to make its look very attractive but with HTML you can’t do that at all. For providing attraction and good look to your website you need to learn CSS instead of learning any other language at this time. But before learning CSS, I, once again, would recommend you to know that what CSS is and then you should start to learn it. Click this link to know What is CSS. But if you’ve already learnt CSS as well, then you should proceed to the next paragraph to know that what you should do next after learning CSS. If you are missing any of these two languages then you should learn the missing one first to move forward.

JavaScript

You are doing your job very well. Your website would getting look good enough with an eye catching view but it’s still unable to respond the user/visitor i.e. you can’t make calculation, take decision, checking the validation of data and processing that data. For all of this you need to learn JavaScript before moving towards any other language. But I would recommend you to know that what JavaScript is before start it learning and then you should start to learn it. Click this link to know What is JavaScript. But if you’ve already learnt HTML, CSS and JavaScript then you should proceed to the next paragraph to know that what you should do next after learning CSS. If you are missing any of these three languages then you should learn the missing one first to move forward.

SQL

Now you are happy as well as a bit confused. You would be keen to make your webpages dynamic, run some sever side script and work with database. Now it’s time to learn SQL instead of learning any other language and even PHP (as, when you’ll start learning PHP, you’ll learn to interact with database, and for databaseyou need SQL. If you’ll not learn SQL on this stage, you could not interact with database). But before learning SQL I would recommend you to know that what SQL is and then you should start to learn it. Click this link to know What is SQL. But if you’ve already learnt HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SQL then you should proceed to the next paragraph to know that what you should do next after learning SQL and if you are missing any of these four languages then you should learn the missing one first to move forward.

PHP

As you’ve learnt SQL you make dynamic webpages, workwith some database and running server side script by learning PHP which is here waiting for you! Why should you wait anymore!!!! Before starting PHP learning, I, again, would recommend you to know first that what is PHP and then you should start to learn it. Click this link to know What is PHP. But if you are missing any of these languages; HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SQL, then you should learn the missing one first to move forward.

HTML Elements and Tags

As you’ve come to know that what HTML is. Now let’s move to understand the marks used in HTML and how web browsers use them to format such beautiful webpages. As I’ve mentioned earlier in my blog What Is HTMLthat marks are symbols which play a vital rule to display a well formatted and well organized webpage. In the web development term these marks are known as HTML tags. 
These marks are called Tags. Tags, in HTML, are normally of two types — starting tags and ending tags. Starting Tag is started with a left angle bracket, then contains some text, such as html, body, title, i, b, img, indicating the type of formatting and ends with a right angle bracket. Ending Tag is started with a left angle bracket preceded by a forward slash and
some letters and ends with a right angle bracket. The pair of the both starting tag and ending tag is known as an HTML Element. These tags are used to perform many formatting tasks such as inserting objects, formatting text, linking to other webpages, dividing a webpage area into many portions, providing information to the Search Engines.

Example of Bold Element

Here is an example of an HTML Bold Text Element:
Hello! I’m testing the Bold Text Element of HTML!
In the above example  is the starting tagand  is the ending tagof the HTML Bold Text Element. “Hello! I’m testing the Bold Text Element of HTML!” is the phrase which will be displayed, as bold formatted, in the web browserswindows as output. This is how the output would be.
When you will see it in web browser it will look like the following:

fig.1. The result of Bold Element of HTML


Example of Bold And Italic Element

Here is another example of an HTML Italic Element which is a modification of previous example:
Hello! I’m testing the Italic Text Element of HTML!
In the above example  is the starting tagand  is the ending tagof the HTML Italic Text Element. “Hello! I’m testing the Italic Text Element of HTML!” is the phrase which will be displayed, as italic formatted, in the web browsers windows as output. This is how the output would be.
When you will see it in web browser it will look like the following:


fig.2. The result of Italic and Bold Elements of HTML


Example of Heading, Bold And Italic Element

Another example of an HTML Heading Element which is a modification of very previous example:

Hello! I’m testing the Italic Text Element of HTML!

In the above example  is the starting tagand  is the ending tagof the HTML Italic Text Element. “Hello! I’m testing the Italic and bold Text Elements with a heading of HTML Element!” is the phrase which will be displayed, as a heading of the document in the web browsers windows as output. When you will see it in web browser it will look like the following:

fig.3. The result of Bold, Italic and Heading 1 Elements of HTML

One important thing to note is that when you are using multiple tags in a row like in above example you must care about it that the last start tag will get close first.