What goes to make a Web Page 1

HTML, CSS and Javascript


Web pages are made up of text files and graphics files (gif, jpg and png). Of the text files, the HTML contain the 'what', the CSS the 'how' and the JavaScript the 'when'.


The HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is used to enclose the content of a web page, both text and pictures. In the early days of the World Wide Web, HTML was also used to include the style of the web page. Elements were often placed by means of tables with invisible borders. Nowadays, the style is confined to the use of Cascading Style Sheets.


To show the effect of style sheets, click here to see this page without any styling. This is done by enclosing the references to style as if they are comments.


JavaScript is used to add 'bells' and 'whistles' to the web page. Examples are given in further pages.

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