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Unit 2
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Unit 2

By Raman Singh 19 December 2019 @ 7:56am

Building sites with HTML is easy and hard at the same time. It’s easy because there’s only a very few things that you need to learn to build a very basic website. And it’s hard because the website I built looking nothing like the websites we see and use everyday. There are a lot of moving parts in those websites. Even the ones without any backend support look astonishingly well done. I refrained from using any sort of styling because that’s where css comes in.

I used the sample.html file to steal code from. It was copy and paste followed by modifying some data. Also, I relied heavily on ​W3Schools​. The good thing is that there’s a lot of information available out there. If I can’t figure something out I can just look it up. ​Stackoverflow​ is also a great help. Also, I can go to any website and right click and select view page source option to see what they did.

For the image, I used They provide copyright free images. Here's a link to their licence page -

Here’s the real reason why I took this course. I learned iOS development on my own and have been working as an iOS developer for a startup for the past year. I love what I do but I don’t want to limit myself to just that. I want to be an allrounder. As in know a lot about everything and be able to fit in any team. There’s a lot to learn and I am looking forward to it.