Sunday, October 6, 2013

Frustrated by HTML? Use This Basic Guide for Writers

Want Greater Control Over the Presentation of Your Articles?
Your audience wants quality content they can easily read. Using bolded headers, lists, and blockquotes can “hook, line, and sinker” your readers’ attention on you and your message. However, formatting text in a web browser isn’t as easy or as familiar as formatting it in a text-editing program like Microsoft Word or using a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) text editor.
This is where basic knowledge of coding can give you an edge. HyperText Markup Language (HTML) gives you greater control over the framework and structure of your articles to help you reel in your readers’ interest.
HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is used to format information to be displayed in a web browser by adding style to plain text and makes it easier for visitors to read.
Discover how to use HTML to format your quality, original articles with the HTML Basics graphic as your guide! Simply click on the graphic below to view in a new window and then click the image to zoom in or out.

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Should You Learn More Code?
Did you know that kids are learning HTML like this as early as 8 years old? Imagine the intricate web design and logic they will be able to achieve at 18!
In her articleWhy Everyone Should Learn to Code: An Event Recap, Madeline McSherry of Slate magazine stated, “Coding is the hottest skill on the job market, the modern-day language of creativity, and a powerful force in the economy.” If you feel a bit behind the HTML-learning curve, there are dozens of resources available to add coding to your list of skills. These newly acquired skills will not only aid you in writing better articles, but it will help you improve your website to enhance the user experience as well as prevent you from becoming obsolete in your niche.
If you’re starting out in HTML, we’d recommend finding resources like the L2Code HTML app, which provides an intuitive and effective way to easily learn basic HTML coding skills right on your iPhone or iPad.
What coding resources do you use and recommend? Let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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