HTML5 for Kids
But any path begins with the first step. Where do future website and Web page creators begin their training? The answer is simple – with HTML. Both adults and children can learn HTML.
The first question a novice webmaster will ask is what is this HTML? The abbreviation HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and translated from English means “hypertext markup language”. This obscure name hides all the information that can be found on the World Wide Web. These are sites, pages, social networks, and other useful services. Simply, HTML is a document markup language. Their structure and content are specified by special keywords – tags. Tags are used to format text on a web page and create and edit tables. Tags also allow you to display various content on the page – pictures, videos, etc. And for those who have already started programming, the ability to insert individual pieces or entire files of program code will be useful.
Most of the tags are paired, that is, there is an opening tag (say <a>) which has its own closing tag (</a>). This pair creates a link to another site. The text must be between the start and end tags. Other tags are single, for example <br> is a line break tag.
Another name for tags is containers. This is due to the fact that tags can be nested within each other. For example, <p><i>Text</i> </p>. In this case, it is important to observe the order of their closing. Remember, children, the innermost tag must be closed first, then the next nesting tag, and then in order. For clarity, imagine that you are disassembling and assembling a nesting doll. Divided one into two parts, and inside it was another, only smaller. Each opening tag is the upper half of the next matryoshka, and the closing tag is the lower one. To correctly assemble the matryoshka, you need to connect all the halves in series.
Some tags can have parameters (another name is attributes). Parameters are specified after the tag name separated by a space in the format parameter = “value”. If there are several parameters, then they are listed separated by a space. For example: <meta http-equiv = ”Content-Type” content = ”text / html; charset = windows-1251 ”>. Here the http-equiv parameter of the <meta> tag is set to Content-Type, and the content parameter is set to text / html; charset = windows-1251.
Returning to the analogy with nesting dolls, you, for sure, are there some common nesting dolls, that is, such a tag that would be found in every document? There are even three of them, and they are all paired, these are the <html>, <head> and <body> tags. The <html> tag plays the role of the largest nesting doll inside which all the others are placed, so here all the text of the document is located between <html> and </html>. But to explain the meaning of the <head> and <body> tags, we will have to move away from this analogy. The fact is that an html document consists of two parts – a heading and a content. As you might guess, the title and content are located inside the above tags.
They view HTML documents using special programs called Web browsers or simply browsers. Modern children often go online, so you, for sure, have already worked with this, maybe not even one. Just be aware that Web browsers render documents with formatting based on the source code that describes the structure of the document. On this we will finish for now. But do not get lost, soon we will continue an interesting and useful study of the art of web layout, the main thing is to remember – learning HTML for children is easier than spicy cake!
Dear Parents, perhaps you are worried that your child will not be able to master the HTML language, will waste time, or worse, lose interest in learning altogether? If so, take it easy. Hypertext Markup Language has a very low threshold of entry and requires only basic computer skills. And modern guys have no problems with this. HTML for children is extremely clear, as evidenced by the large number of Web programmers and even hackers who have not left school age. But having mastered such skills, your child will be on more favorable starting conditions in life, compared with those who postponed their studies until later. The age of high technology has come, and we all need to keep up with the times.
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