Coding, the one big word that appeared in our lives so frequently as Singapore is moving towards a smart nation. However, if you are coming from a unrelated field of studies (be it business or science), it may be daunting to pick up an entire new skill even though you know that it will be important.
HTML stands for Hyper-Text-Markup-Language. All websites are made with HTML. Put it simply, it forms the structure of the website and it is the building block of your website. If you want to build your own website, make a blog, edit or customize any other website or WordPress theme, you need to learn HTML.
The elements in HTML are represented by tags. For example, the heading tag would appear in HTML file like this,
<h1> This is my Webpage </h1>
The browsers do not show any html tags because they are mostly used to modify the content of the page its clients are accessing.
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet. Like the clothes, you wear, it is used to beautify and style the webpage that you have created with HTML. It also includes different kinds of designs and layouts that can be used by individuals to modify their webpages.
CSS saves a lot of work as people who wish to change the look of their website can do it in one go rather than accessing different web sheets.
We now understand that HTML is used to create the structure of the webpage while CSS can give a makeover to the boring webpage with different designs, fonts, colours and etc.
3 reasons why Singaporeans should learn fundamentals programming skill
1. Enhancing your skill-set and make yourself more employable
2. Becoming the number 1 candidate to spearhead any web development project in your company
3. Earning additional Income as a freelancer or entrepreneur
Lastly, Singaporeans should keep in mind that digital skill is here to stay. Many companies are going online and there is a huge demand of such skill-set in the economy. If you are looking to earn addition income or allowance apart from your main job, you should consider to become a freelance web designer. For instance, a freelance web designer can easily charge more than $1,500 for a professional looking business website and up to $5,000 for an eCommerce website.
If you are thinking of setting up your own business, congratulations! As you have the ability to build up a business website for your company, you can save on the hefty web development fee and use the money on marketing or business development.
How to learn basic programming skills in Singapore in a short period?
After knowing that there are so many advantages to learn programming, the question now is how can we pick up this essential skill in a fast and efficient manner. According to an article from AsianOne, Singaporeans work the longest hours in the world. Apart from work, we need time for our families, kids and friends as well. It is a well-known fact that we have many different time-consuming commitments in our lives and can’t spare out additional time to upgrade our skill sets.
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