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Learning HTML is essential for computer jobs in Web site design

Jane Smallman, August 18, 2006

If you want to work with computers, web site design or development, learning HTML should be at the top of your list of things to do.

More Computer Jobs in Web Site Design

These days many of us spend a good deal of time sitting in front of a computer. Sometimes it's because our jobs can't be done without them, other times it's because we're shopping, playing games, or checking the weather. Whatever we're doing online, it's likely that we're visiting a lot of different web sites in the process.

As the Internet expands and more people have access to a computer, the business of web site design and development is going through a boom period. It is part of one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, with many new jobs being created every year.

HTML For a Job in Web Site Design

HyperText Markup Language, or HTML, is the coding language used to create hypertext documents intended for the World Wide Web. There are now web design programs such as Front Page or Dreamweaver which enable you to create web pages on your home computer without using HTML. But if you want a job as a web site designer, you must become an expert in HTML.

You can learn HTML as part of an overall program in web site design, or you can study HTML by itself in a wide variety of ways. Lots of schools and colleges offer short programs in this coding language, and there a wide range of online programs, books and CD's are also available.

Throughout your study you should be aiming to perfect your skills in the following areas:

  • formatting
  • forms
  • links
  • tables
  • images
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • tags
  • applying colors
  • lists


Taking web design courses online can improve your HTML skills and put you on the track to your first job in web site design.

Sources
U.S. Dept Labor, Bureau Labor Statistics
About.com
Webucator

Computer Training Centers Finder
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