HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup symbols or codes added to a file, programmed for display on the internet. It is largely used as computer standard language in the creation of Web pages. To understand HTML in Mauritius from front to back, let us look at each word that makes up the abbreviation:
- Hypertext: text that is structured in order to connect related items.
- Markup : a style guide for typesetting anything to be printed in hardcopy or soft copy format.
- Language : a language that a computer system understands and uses to interpret commands.
- HTML is the structure of the house
- CSS is the interior and exterior décor
With the spread of multimedia, windowing systems and the invention of the mouse near the late seventies, some researchers wondered if it wouldn’t be more efficient if computers could be programmed by drawing easily understood diagrams instead of writing pages upon pages of text for these machines. Even though this method of programming hasn’t really been democratized yet, there are now several software programs that have been created to allow for a truly visual way of programming computers.
The most widespread visual programming software is Automator, which is distributed for free inside every Macintosh computer from Apple Corporation. With it, people can create workflows to automate simple tasks such as the resizing of photos in a folder, the automatic connection to servers and the download of files that might be there or the automatic reformatting of documents. However the extreme simplification of this software rarely enables the creation of more complex programs. To program games or more serious calculation software, other programs are needed.
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