This week for my web design course students will start to learn the basic of Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), which is the programming code that a computer’s internet web browser reads in order to display a websites. Students will hand code their first webpage using Notepad, which is a simple text editor and then complete other simple coding html5 exercises from the textbook. This way, students can learn how to code the basic structure of a webpage.
In 1993, Tim Berners-Lee developed the HTML code. Without html code we would not be able to read any website. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) sets the standards for html code. In recent years, the W3C has been working with a company called, WHATWG, to create the latest version of HTML 5. For example, the latest version of HTML has the capability of making it easier for web developers to add audio and video to websites.
In 2020, the MIT News article To the Brain, reading computer code is not the same as reading language stated that, “In some ways, learning to program a computer is similar to learning a new language. It requires learning new symbols and terms, which must be organized correctly to instruct the computer what to do. The computer code must also be clear enough that other programmers can read and understand it.”
As the Professor, this is where I come in. I am kinda chuckling because my father, who was a computer genius, tried his darness teach me logic behind the programming language of Cobol years ago. I like to think he’d kinda love knowing that his late nights of going over my Cobol homework wasn’t in vain after all. Because years later, here I am about to teach other students to how to code, as I understand Html language thanks to his support and encouragement to explore how to code.