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Separate the design of your web pages from the content. This way, changes to the site are a lot easier. During our Cascading Style Sheets course we deal with the latest standard in CSS.

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HTML and CSS: what is it all about?

You will probably have heard the words HTML and CSS before and have associated these words with "Isn't that something for programmers?". That's right! HTML and CSS are used to build and design websites. While HTML allows you to determine the content and layout of a web page, CSS is used to give the web page design. In this blog you will read how HTML and CSS work.

HTML in full stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and can be seen as a language to create a page. Actually, HTML is not really a programming language, it is more of a mark-up language. With HTML you can determine which element appears where on your web page, so HTML is actually indispensable for an orderly page. But why was HTML created in the first place? In the seventies of the last century, internet users ran into a problem: a document that was made on one computer was not readable and understandable on any other computer. A solution had to be found to ensure that documents could be viewed on any computer system; the development of HTML was born. At that time, the Internet was still in full development and nowadays HTML is even used for every web page you come across on the Internet.

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and, like HTML, it is not really a programming language. CSS can rather be seen as a "style sheet language". So what exactly is a style sheet language? It means that by using CSS you allow certain style elements to be applied to selected parts of your HTML web page. CSS was introduced some 20 years after HTML, to make web pages look aesthetically pleasing. For instance, with CSS you can change the font or colour of your text to make a web page look more pleasing to the eye.

HTML/CSS training

Are you interested in creating your own web pages in the future? Learnit offers a training HTML and CSS Basics in which you learn all basic techniques to get started with both languages. Amongst other things, the setup of a website is discussed, as well as working with hyperlinks, text and images and for example a subject like search engine optimisation. For more information about this training, click here.

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You can learn to program!

Visit any job site and you will see it immediately: there is an unprecedented demand for programmers. If you are looking for a well-paid job with excellent future prospects, then learning to program is a must. Even for jobs where you do not program yourself, a programming language is an excellent addition to your CV. However, there are countless programming languages, so where is the best place to start? And which languages are interesting for the future? We made an overview of the 10 most important programming languages. Languages in which you can also receive training immediately: let those jobs come!

Java

Java was the most popular programming language for employers for many years. Although it has recently been surpassed by SQL, it is still very popular. Java is the standard for many enterprise software, is used by more than 9 million developers and is used to control more than 7 billion (!) devices worldwide. The programming language owes its popularity mainly to the simplicity and readability of the code, which makes it a good starting point for beginning programmers. Also, one of Java's basic principles is compatibility, which ensures that older applications continue to work.

SQL

You will find SQL everywhere. Database technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and MicrosoftSQL keep banks, universities, hospitals, small and large companies up and running. It is no exaggeration to say that every computer and person with access to technology has come into contact with SQL in one way or another. For example, iOS and Android devices have access to SQLite, an SQL database, and there are countless mobile applications that use SQL directly.

C

C dates back to the early 1970s, when it was developed as a generic programming language. As one of the oldest programming languages in existence, C provides the building blocks for other popular languages such as C++, Java, Javascript and Python. C itself is mainly used for operating systems and industrial applications.

C++

C is an object-oriented programming language based on C. Since the language was developed in the 1980s, it has been used to develop Adobe and Microsoft applications, MongoDB databases and large parts of Mac OS/X operating system. It is considered by many to be the best programming language to learn for applications where performance is of great importance, such as games or audio/video editing.

iOS / Objective C / Swift

Until 2014, Objective C was the programming language used by the Apple operating system. It plays a role in Apple's OS X, iOS and its APIs. For a long time it was the language in which you as a programmer had to write iPhone applications, until Apple came up with its own programming language a few years ago: Swift. Swift is very similar in many ways to C++ and its predecessor Objective C, but is a little easier to learn for most programmers.

Javascript

Javascript - not to be confused with Java - is widely used to add interactivity to websites and is supported by all major internet browsers. Not only can it be used for simple functionality such as pop-ups or simple games, it also forms the basis for Node.js - a server technology widely used in real-time communication.

PHP

PHP was actually never intended to be a programming language. Danish-Canadian programmer Rasmus Lerdorf developed PHP in 1994 as a set of tools that enabled him to manage his personal website (Personal HomePage). Today, the meaning of the abbreviation has changed to Hypertest Pre-Processor and the language is used on servers to generate HTML websites dynamically. PHP is easy to learn, but has many advanced features that are of great value to experienced programmers.

HTML / CSS

HTML forms the basis for web pages. The programming language does this by basically laying down a structure that can be extended or adapted by other languages. For example, Javascript can be used to add advanced interactivity and CSS influences the presentation, formatting and layout of web pages. Although PHP can generate HTML from a server, knowledge of HTML and CSS is an absolute must for web developers.

Python

Python is a server-side programming language for websites and mobile applications. It is a relatively easy language to learn, thanks to the readability and conciseness of the code. In Python, it is often possible to express a concept in fewer lines than in many other languages. Python is used in applications such as Instagram and Pinterest in the form of the Django web framework. Google, Yahoo! and NASA all use Python.

Ruby

Ruby is - like Python - a programming language that is very user-friendly for beginning programmers. At the same time, the object-oriented language is very dynamic and therefore popular for developing websites and mobile apps. It is the basis of the Ruby on Rails framework used by Groupon, Shopify, Scribd and GitHub.

Complete the list!

Of course, there are many more programming languages. We have listed just a few of the most popular ones for you. Do you have any additions? Are you missing a language that you use really often? Share your knowledge and experience with us!

Want to learn a programming language?

Do you want to learn a (different) programming language? Then quickly discover our workshops and courses. Under the guidance of an experienced trainer, you will learn the basics of programming in an efficient manner. Are you a bit further on? Then it is possible to register for an advanced training. You will then go deeper into the subject matter. Such a training course is not only fun, but it is also closely linked to practice. That way, you know for sure that you can put your new knowledge and skills into practice immediately!