January 30, 2019 - Written by: Kahla Livelsberger

In today's blog we will be explaining what the difference is between HTML and CSS. HTML and CSS are the languages that we use to build webpages. Before we begin, we would like you to understand what they each stand for and what they mean.

HTML Element – starting tag and ending tag
Content - texts, links, images, and other information on your webpage
Start Tag - starts the beginning of the element
End Tag –starts the end of an element

A markup language for describing web pages, HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. This code will define your content and structure of your website. HTML always has the HTML element to start something in which we call tags, and inside we have the content.

Brush up on your tag references:

Selectors - indicate which HTML element you want to style
Declaration - includes property and value separated by a colon. The curly brackets enclosing the property and value is the declaration block
Properties - signify the aspects of elements you want to change
Values - specifies the settings you want to apply in the chosen properties

CSS tells HTML elements how to be displayed on the screen. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. This code will define your design and display everything the way you want it to on your screen. CSS has selectors and are always followed by a block with a property and a value.

Brush up on your CSS properties references:
Brush up on your CSS selectors:

After explaining what HTML and CSS are, you should understand that HTML is the base of a website and its content, and CSS actually styles all of the elements that are on the site. Without HTML nothing would show up on your webpage, and without CSS it would simply be unstyled text.

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