“What is the most appropriate HTML element to use to display a list of ingredients in a recipe?”
Want to know a secret? It’s easy to build web pages, like, really easy. To see just how easy it is, click on over to Codecademy, take the first 4 HTML lessons, then come back when you’re ready.CodeCademy: HTML Lessons 1-4
No problemo, right? Having worked through those four lessons you’ve basically already built a web page. Simple as that! If you right-click on any web page, and choose View Page Source you can see that all web pages are built with the same things, HTML elements, and there really aren’t that many of them.
You should now understand the basic structure of an HTML document and the difference between what goes in the <head> and what goes in the <body>. To learn about more of the different tags available in HTML and to understand what they do check out Shay Howe’s A Beginner’s Guide to HTML & CSS and The Basics of HTML on WebPlatform.orgA Beginner’s Guide to HTML & CSS, Lesson 1 WebPlatform: The basics of HTML
Soon, you’ll be a <strong> coder but really, the goal here isn’t to memorize every tag — real coders use Google — but to understand the correct format of an HTML document.
Now it’s almost time to start working on your very own web page in our first challenge! But to get some ideas and see how people have used some of the tags that you just learned about, watch this video where a beginner coder, just like you, creates a basic website from scratch.