HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and is the standard markup language for creating web pages. Web browsers read HTML files and render web pages. HTML is a markup language, not a programming language because it represents the structure of a webpage rather than giving the page functionality.
Even beginner coders like myself would find HTML relatively easy to learn. But if HTML is so easy, it begs the question, should you bother to learn it in 2022, or are there better learning paths to follow?
Yes, it would be best if you still learned HTML in 2022. HTML is the foundation and industry standard of every web page, which means that writing HTML will set you on a path to becoming either a front-end or full-stack developer. Both of these career paths are very lucrative.
Is HTML coding still relevant?
Yes, learning HTML is still relevant, and it will be for the foreseeable future because as long as webpages are structured using HTML, you will need to know how to use HTML to build a web page.
Even if you want to become a backend developer and want nothing to do with the front-end, I still suggest starting with HTML. HTML is a quick win and will give you the confidence you need to move onto more complex languages
Which programming language should you learn first in 2022?
If you started the year with a new years resolution to finally learn how to code so that you can finally turn your tech ideas into reality, you probably wondered which coding language you should learn first in 2022.
HTML is a great “programming” language to learn first for new coders. It is ideal for beginners because it is relatively easy to learn. This means that you can pick up HTML quickly and get the much-needed confidence boost to move on to your next programming language, which would likely be CSS.
Is it worth learning CSS and HTML in 2022?
As mentioned above, once you get HTML under your belt, you would likely move onto CSS, specifically if you are planning to work on the front-end.
While HTML gives a web page structure, CSS makes your web page look beautiful by adding colour, effects, shapes and layers to your page. So unless you are planning on having a very text-based web page, you would want to learn CSS.
HTML and CSS are two fundamental skills needed by front-end web developers, which is we believe it is still worth learning CCS and HTML in 2022.
Why learn HTML and CSS and not simply use WordPress?
Ultimately before you start learning a new skill, you need to have the end in mind and know why you are thinking about learning a new skill.
If you are thinking about learning HTML and CSS to build simple websites for clients, then learning HTML and CSS to achieve this would not be the best course of action. Manually coding a website from scratch will take you significantly longer than creating the same site with CMS tools like WordPress.
If you want to become a serious web developer and build more than just simple WordPress sites, learning HTML is relevant in 2022. To tell the truth, as long as HTML is the industry standard for structuring a web page, HTML will be relevant long beyond 2022.
As an added benefit, because HTML is a markup language and not a programming language, you can learn HTML pretty quickly, click here to find out how long it took me to learn HTML from scratch.
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