In your web browser, Client Side technologies use HTML, XHTML and CSS in order to create web sites. HTML is short for Hyper Text Markup Language. This is a manner of labeling text so that the computer can understand what it means and what it wants.
If we are to trace its humble beginning, HTML was created by Tim-Berners-Lee in the year 1990. This creation was acknowledged by the W3C or the World Wide Web Consortium. The use of a series of ‘tags’ is the function of HTML. To emphasize a word, say to make the word ‘mike’ bold, here is the right tag - mike. The result of which is this - mike. In order to come up with a whole site, series of appropriate tags is indispensable.
After HTML came XHTML. This technology means eXtended Hyper Text Markup Language. It is foretold to constitute a big part of the world wide web’s future. The project of the W3C called “The Semantic Web” will be utilizing more of XHTML as well as other latest technologies. This will bring about a modern change that we never expected since 1990.
Another worth-knowing technology is called CSS. Cascading Style Sheets or CSS was created by W3C. It is a user-friendly way of showing what the text is and how it should be displayed in the page. It guides designers to have the ability to control how the documents are presented visually in different mediums. This is an example of how to use it - font-family:Verdana, sans-serif. This is used to make the web browser use Verdana font. If Verdana is unavailable, then the default will be sans-serif font.
CSS allows a single file, style sheet to be utilized for the whole site. It is also downloaded once, thus saves time and effort.
To learn more about HTML, XTML and CSS, there are lots of tutorials available in the net.
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