Magazine: Sympatico Netlife
Name of Article: To Code or Not To Code
Author: Alex Beckett
webpages, and you usually need to know basic HTML. An
example of HTML is if you wanted to make blinking
letters you would put the text you want to
blink, or if you wanted a link you would put The name of the
link, and your browser will read it and it will come
out as blinking, and clickable text.
WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editors are html
editors which require little or no HTML knowledge.
Instead of using the code, you edit the page as it is, and
you drag in images/texts. The only problem with
WYSIWYG editors is basically that what you see is what
you get! You can only make the simpleist webpages.
is already millions of jobs requiring html, imagine what it
will be like in the furure. In ten years or so, having a
computer, withe the internet, will be almost as common
as a TV is now. Computers will be the majopr household
even replace your car. They may be used as teleportation
devices to rearange your molecular structure and
transporte you to which ever place you want to go, then
put your molecules back to normal.
On the other hand, maybe knowing HTML ins’t as
important to know as we think. WYSIWYG editors are
you see” is becoming mor and more. They are also
making cleaner html codes so that the browser can read
it faster. Maybe WYSIWYG editors are the future of the
internet, and not plain HTML.
Maybe the internet will not even be a part of the future.
Maybe it will be an information overload, and will crash.
They would probably start a new version of the internet,
and they would name it something else. We all know
that things in computer technoledgy are getting better
everyday, so the new internet would lose all of the
obsolete junk, making it go faster, and have less chance
of the computer freezing up.
If it would start over there would probably be less
unwanted information, for at least a couple of years. I
personally know that webmasters make a page, then put
it in every search engine possible. Then they advertise it,
and update it once in a while for a couple of monthes.
Then they get tired of the page, and leave it. They then
make a new page, which is more up to date, looks cooler
than the last one, has different interests, and is basically
a better page. The old pages are unwanted. Although
they may still have some valuable information in them,
the same information, and more would be on the
webmaster’s new page.
Right now I am 13, and being a webmaster (knowing
HTML) is probably the greatest thing that has ever
happened to me. There are millions of compainies paying
webmasters to link them to thier site. I have just started
doing this, and and my first paycheck is due in a couple
of weeks. I enjoy having my webpage, while at the same
time I am making money.
If HTML does not survive through the future, it is
defenetly something that should be used in the present.
It is being used right now, and it is defenetly something
that you can really benefit from knowing it. It is fun, you
learn, and you can make money. So I think that everyone
should know HTML.