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Disconnect the appearance of your Web pages from the content. This way, changes to the site are much easier. During our Cascading Style sheets course we treat the latest standard in CSS.


HTML and CSS: what's it all about?

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

HTML 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 a layout 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 previous 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 used for every web page you come across on the Internet.

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and is, just like HTML, 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 about 20 years after HTML, to make webpages look aesthetically pleasing. For example, with CSS you can change the font or color of your text to make a web page look more pleasing to the eye.

Webinar and training HTML/CSS

Did you know that Learnit will soon be hosting a free webinar Building a simple website in HTML/CSS, in which Learnit-expert Jaap will show you how you can quickly build a webpage with html and css. Are you interested to create your own web pages in the future? Then this webinar is really something for you. Click here for more information or to register directly. Learnit also offers a training HTML and CSS Basics in which you learn all basic techniques to get started with both languages. This includes setting up a website, working with hyperlinks, text and images, and a subject such as search engine optimisation. For more information about this training, click here.


You can learn programming!

Visit any vacancy site and you will see it immediately: there is an unprecedented demand for programmers. If you are looking for a paid job with excellent perspectives for the future, learning programming is a must. Even for jobs in which you don't directly program yourself, a programming language is an excellent addition to your CV. However, there are numerous programming languages, so where can you start best now? And which languages are interesting for the future? We made an overview of the 10 most important programming languages. Languages where you can also directly follow a training course: let those jobs come!


Java was for years the most-requested programming language for employers. Although this has recently been outpaced 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. Its popularity owes the programming language mainly to the simplicity and readability of the code, which makes it a good starting point for novice programmers. Also, one of the basics of Java is the compatibility that ensures that older applications continue to work.


You'll find SQL everywhere. Database technologies like MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Keep banks, universities, hospitals, small and large companies running. It is not exaggerated to say that every computer and person with access to technology somehow comes into contact with SQL. For example, iOS and Android devices have access to SQLite, a SQL database, and numerous mobile applications that use SQL directly.


C originates from the early years 70, when it was developed as a generic, general programming language. As one of the oldest programming languages available, C gives us 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 is an object-oriented programming language based on C. Since the language in the years 80 was developed it has been used to develop Adobe and Microsoft applications, MongoDB databases and large portions 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/videobewerking.

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 had to write iPhone applications as a programmer, until Apple came up with its own programming language a few years ago: Swift. Swift seems to be very much like C++ and its predecessor objective C, but it is easier for most programmers to learn.


JavaScript – not to be confused with Java – is widely used to add interactivity to websites and is supported by all larger internet browsers. Not only can it be used for simple functionality like popups or simple games, it also forms the basis for Node. JS – A server technology that is widely used in real-time communication.


PHP was in fact never meant as a programming language. The Danish-Canadian programmer Rasmus Lerdorf developed PHP in 1994 as a series of tools that enabled him to manage his personal website (Personal homepage). Today we changed the meaning of the abbreviation to Hyper test Pre-Processor and used the language on servers to dynamically generate HTML websites. PHP is easy to learn, but in addition possesses much advanced functionality that is of great value for experienced programmers.


HTML forms the basis for Web pages. This does the programming language by actually setting a structure that can be extended or modified 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 for Web developers is an absolute must.


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 brevity of the code. In Python, it is often possible to express a concept in less rules than in many other languages. Python is used in applications such as Insta gram and Pinterest in the form of the Web-framework Django. Google, Yahoo! and NASA all make use of Python.


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

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

Learning A (different) programming language yourself?

Would you like to learn a (different) programming language yourself? Then quickly discover our workshops and courses.Under the guidance of an experienced trainer you will learn the basics of programming in an efficient way. Have you moved on? Then it is possible to register for an advanced training. You will then go deeper into the subject matter. Such a training is not only fun, but it also fits in well with practice. This way you can be sure that you can immediately do something with your new knowledge and skills!