The Right Tool for The Right Job
When building a website, use your head.
A successful website all starts with content. By content I mean the text that your targeted visitors will read when they come to your website. It is the information that the people who use your website are seeking. The content is why you have chosen to build a website in the first place. You have information about something that you want to share, whether it is strictly for sharing information to educate, selling a product, entertainment or news. They all center around one thing, and that is the content – the brains.
Now that you have your content you need to give it structure, put it into a framework. Separate headings from paragraphs, lists from quotations, data from definitions. This is all done using proper HTML markup to define each of the elements. This structure, this framework is the skeleton of your website – the skull.
With your content arranged into a logical structure and all the right functionality in place, now comes the fun part of web design – the style. This is where you get to play with colors, sizes, fonts, backgrounds, and layout. The styling of a web site should all be done through the use of CSS, after all CSS stands for Cascading STYLE sheets. The CSS of your website is the skin, the hat, and the glasses and anything else you want to use to present your image.
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