Activity 8.1 — HTML Practice

HTML Practice
The code I created is available at the following link:

What is HTML?

html picAccording to Wikipedia, “HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is a markup language for creating a webpage. Webpages are usually viewed in a web browser. They can include writing, links, pictures, and even sound and video. HTML is used to mark and describe each of these kinds of content so the web browser can display them correctly.” 1

What is my experience with HTML?

I have used HTML in the past when working on websites and blogs, however, I am definitely a novice. I usually resort to using HTML when I am looking to manipulate an existing blog or website template in order to get the desired text formatting or overall appearance. In order to manipulate existing HTML code, I usually resort to YouTube tutorials or google forums for help.

HTML Resources Used

  1. Code Academy
  2. w3schools
  3. Hour of Code
  4. Scratch

Some Commonly Used HTML

<h1> – <h6> Headings
<p> Paragraph
<i> Italics
<b> Bold
<a> Anchor
<hr> Horizontal Rule
<ul> & <li> Unordered List and List Item

Take Away

Most of the coding required for the lesson today I found pretty straightforward, although, creating the table was difficult and after an hour fiddling with it, I still don’t have it looking the exact way I would like. Overall, I’m glad that for the majority of my purposes I am able to use website and blog templates and just fiddle with small snippets of the HTML code rather than create from scratch.

“HTML.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 21 Oct. 2018,

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