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HTML vs CSS

HTML vs CSS

It is very common for people to get confused by CSS and HTML and what makes them different. They are the two core technologies used to build websites but it can often be confusing when differentiating the two. Both are banded around in web design circles and it is assumed that everyone knows what they are and how they're used to design and develop websites.

I wanted to write a short post that will stick in your mind when each term is used so you can start to get an idea of how they're used in day to day conversations.

Put simply, HTML (the Hypertext Markup Language) is the the language used that determines the basic building blocks and structure of a page on a website. It dictates the structure of the page and determines things like where paragraphs are used, what are headings, what word will be a hyperlink and how a form is structured.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is simply how these structures, determined by the HTML, are styled. Colours, fonts, layout and presentation are all dictated by the CSS. 

waterfall CSS

Think of a waterfall. The rocks and vegetation make up the structure which represent the HTML. The water cascading down, hitting each rock and bit of vegetation and changing how they look represents the CSS.

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