Choosing  the right type of coding to use for your website is a crucial choice for any web developer. The following post is going to help inform you on the possible choices for you and your web site. We will cover the meaning of each type of code and what they are to be used for.
 CSS or Cascading Style Sheets corresponds with HTML. CSS is used to define how to display HTML elements. CSS was introduced with HTML 4.0 it was used to help web developers use specifications, For example colors and fonts. The files s are normally saved in external .css files. External files enable you to change the appearance and layout of all the pages in a Web site, just by editing one single file.

HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language is not a programming language but a mark up language. HTML uses markup tags to describe the layout of web pages. The commonly used codes with HTML are as follows.

  • The text between <html and </html> describes the web page
  • The text between <body> and </body> is the visible page content
  • The text between <h1> and </h1> is displayed as a heading
  • The text between <p> and </p> is displayed as a paragraph
HTML5 is the newest version of HTML and XML it works the same way as HTML but there are a few new features. The video and audio elements for media playback. New form controls, like calendar, date, time, email, url, search. New content specific elements, like article, footer, header, nav, section and better local offline storage.
PHP or PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a scripting language like ASP. PHP is executed on the server and is supported on nearly all databases. PHP files can contain both HTML tags and scripts. Theses scripts are returned to the browser as plain HTML. A commonly used PHP script is the if else statement which is used to define that the server should do something but only if the defined command was completed.
XML or EXtensible Markup Language is a markup language quite like HTML.  XML is used to carry data rather than to display data. XML was designed to transport and store data, with focus on what data is. XML is very simplistic with the fact that you do not need to remember tags. You create the tags that you need to use. The main difference between HTML and XML are HTML tags are predetermined while  XML tags are not.