Learning a new language at our age??
Not only do I struggle, but I’ve received emails from many of you that seem to be struggling as well.
What’s this new language called?? HTML?? Here’s the definition:
Wikipedia: Hypertext Mark-up Language, or HTML, is the predominant markup language for web pages. It provides a means to describe a structured document by denoting structural semantics to text such as headings, paragraphs, lists etc. and also some other semantics by denoting text as links, quotes, and other things. It also allows embedded images and objects and interactive forms. It is written in the form of “tags” consisting of elements surrounded by angle brackets, and can embed or load such as , that can affect the behavior of HTML processors like Web browsers, and to define the appearance of text, and the layout of block elements – which is encouraged over explicit presentational markup.
Whew!! Are you still lost?? I can tell you first hand that this grandma certainly was! However, I have been able to learn a few tricks along the way and am more than happy to share with you.
Here is the first website I found with instructional lessons. http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_examples.asp — I went through each lesson and ‘played around’ until I was able to change colors, fonts and even make my own codes.
Please keep in mind, you are NEVER too old to learn new tricks!! I’m 56 and still learning each day.
Don’t be overwhelmed and try to do it all at once – just a step at a time!
Example: WOW of the week ()
HTML coding: </p></center><p align=”center”><strong><font size=”6″ color=”#0174DF”>WOW of the week<br> (words of wisdom)
By using the code above, you can add the text of your choice, then copy and paste where you need it.
If you’ll notice the word ‘center’ – by changing that to ‘left’ you will align to the left. by changing the numerical value of the size ‘6’ to ‘4’ you will make it smaller (make larger by increasing the numerical value).
As for colors – they receive a numerical code as well.
Example: Blue = #0000FF, Red = #FF0000 and the most used Black = #000000.
To check out the other http://www.computerhope.com/htmcolor.htmyou can visit
Just one last tidbit of info, notice the <br>? That equals a single space. If you want to double space then use <p>.
Help yourself to the code above, visit and play around with your “New Language”.
Be sure to let me know how you do.