HTML is used to tell the browser what content is being displayed. Is it a text? Is it a link? Is it a video? It is HTML that is responsible for defining what is being displayed on your browser so that it can show the content properly.
CSS, on the other hand, is used to add color and styles to your web pages. If HTML is the skeleton of your web page, CSS is the flesh and skin which makes the HTML look good and natural.
But while both HTML and CSS are good for building and designing a web page, they don’t make a website interactive. Any time a user does something like filling out a form or clicking an option, the request is sent back to the hosting server and the page reloads with the new information.
It enables client-side processing, which reduces the load on the server-side and drastically reduces the processing power required. Plus, it makes web pages come alive with animations and behavior.
- You can create interactive forms that detect user mistakes when they type something
- You can create a search box that responds to user queries on the website (like Google)
- You can create web pages with information (company stock prices for example, or a countdown timer) that requires constant updating
- You can move around elements of an HTML webpage and position each element exactly where you want; just like positioning a menu item or an image.
And you can be sure most big companies and brands won’t be using WordPress anytime soon. It’s just too generic and similar looking when the goal is to be as different and unique as possible.
You can create web games, create cross-platform apps and build incredibly rich and interactive websites.
In addition, learning this skill means you get to choose between doing a 9-5 job or becoming a freelancer, as programming can be done anywhere. Many companies offer amazing remote jobs with highly competitive salaries and added benefits like health insurance and more.