HTML Tips for Bloggers: Intro to Styling

In the previous post, we’ve talked about HTML basics. Today, I’d like to expand on this topic by introducing the basic of using CSS for styling. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and is used to apply certain style to specific HTML elements. For example, you could make only the second paragraph turned green by adding some codes to the second paragraph only. But first, we’ll continue our discussion from the first post by talking about formatting text.

If you need refresher on the previous topic, click here to go to the first post.

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HTML Tips for Bloggers: The Basics

Helloo, it’s finally time for me to make a non-bookish post.
I knew this was coming. After all, prior to book blogging, all I blogged about was coding and programming (more accurately, learning how to code and program).

As bloggers, I’m sure we all have been exposed to some HTML codes and other web languages, whether it was accidental when you click on HTML editor on wordpress (wth is that gibberish), someone gave you a code to copy paste on your blog (where am I supposed to put this), or you’re just curious. This post will cover the basics of using HTML and it’s intended for novice and people who never learned HTML before. I have to do this to cover the basics before we move on to more advanced tips in upcoming weeks.

Basically, this topic will be divided into three posts. The first, the one you’re currently reading, will cover HTML basics such as headings, inserting images, links, using line breaks, and other stuff you could actually do on visual editor. The second post will introduce CSS, which is a styling method for your blog (and yes it can be done on free wordpress blog albeit with limitation). The third is the more advanced one, where I will talk about how to create a mini table of contents, creating boxes with rounded corners, and some other cool stuff. I am by no means an expert, though, so feel free to correct me or give me suggestion. There’s bound to be a missing quote or semicolon in this post (oh, well).

Before we proceed, please note that I’m using wordpress. I didn’t actually test these codes on any other blogging platform, but if your blogging platform gives you access to HTML editor, these tips should work all the same. Enough with the intro, let’s get to it!

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