March 3, 2009
Everybody should learn HTML. It is a very useful skill to have, and whether you are using it to pimp up your MySpace page or design a website, you will be glad that you took a HTML course. So, what is the best way to learn HTML. There is a variety of free sites online that teach you HTML, but is that the best way?
For a quick answer, let’s have a quick peek into the world of advertising. Advertisers have newspapers, magazines and radio at their disposal and many use both. Each is effective in its own way, one being visual and the other using the voice to get the message across. However, if these relatively inexpensive advertising techniques are so effective, why do those that can afford it go to the sometimes incredible expense of TV advertising? Simple!
TV advertising makes use of both your eyes and your ears, and it has been proved countless times that a combination of aural and visual advertising is considerably more effective than either alone. The same is true of teaching. Whether you teach HTML or children to write, you will find that your pupils will learn much faster and retain what they learn much longer, if you show them and speak to them, than if you simply handed out a book telling them how to read or how to use HTML (did you spot the incongruity there?).
In a nutshell, you will learn HTML quicker if you do so by video than from a book or a web page course of HTML lessons. Although HTML for MySpace might seem a fairly limited application, it nevertheless requires knowledge of formatting text, tables, graphics, hyperlinks and so on; even of special effects such as HTML scrolling, or the ‘marquee’ tag. No less than is needed in learning HTML for a website.
Many wonder why they should learn HTML in the current era of wysiwyg HTML editors, but there is only so much you can do with wysiwyg. It doesn’t properly format your web page for search engines, for example, where most of the important SEO is carried out using html in the ‘HEAD’ section of the page, before the ‘BODY’ that is visible to the eye.
SEO applies just as much to your MySpace page as it does a regular website, and the same is also true of your blog. In order to format your blog behind the scenes, as it were, you have learn HTML and apply that knowledge to the various elements of your blog. The heading, sidebars and other areas can be individually designed and formatted by means of HTML, assuming that it can be formatted in this way. If you are running WordPress from your own server or web space, for example, you will have access to the HTML that makes your blog what bit is.
A video HTML course will teach you the basics very rapidly, before on to the more detailed frames and CSS formatting, not to mention the special effects that will make your page stand out amongst all the others.
It is pretty obvious, then, that if you want to learn HTML and apply your imagination to your website, blog or MySpace page, you will do so much quicker and easier with a video HTML course than just a written one. Science has proved the fact.
Learn HTML and design your website, blog and MySpace page exactly as you want it. Check out Learn HTML where you will find a video HTML course to meet your needs, or New Business Schools HTML Video Course for more information on HTML Courses and online business in general.