Simple HTML Code You Should Know

When I first started at Waypost I was fresh out of college with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC). I knew all of the theory behind different marketing tactics and was ready to start applying that knowledge to the real world. What I was not as ready to do was take on heavy content layout projects for redeveloped client websites. (My degree exposed me to a lot, but even the simplest code was not part of my curriculum.)

coding for beginners, web development in spartanburg, SCI have since mastered the very basics of HTML code which allow me to easily code and format simple things like website content or blog posts. So whether you're a young professional who is still learning every day like me, or you're a seasoned professional who'd like to have more control over the basic aspects of your own website, allow me to help you out! Here is a quick guide on how to create header tags, new paragraphs, bulleted lists, numbered lists, bolded text, italicized text, and linked text — code I use every single day.

Code for Beginners

How to Code Header tags

Header Examples
Scroll through this blog and notice how "Simple Code You Should Know," "Code for Beginners," and "Header Tags" are all stylized to better break up the text and add different levels of emphasis.

Adding Header Tags in Your Source Code:

<h1>Simple Code You Should Know</h1>
<h2>Code for Beginners</h2>
<h3>Header Tags</h3>

How to Code Paragraphs

Paragraph Examples:
We understand that your website is your number one salesperson. It needs to generate leads and provide a strong ROI. That's why we're committed to developing Inbound Marketing strategies that ATTRACT visitors, CONVERT visitors to leads, CLOSE leads to sales, and DELIGHT customers.

The Waypost Marketing team is committed to delivering exceptional customer service to our clients. We're staffed to meet the ongoing needs of our clients, and we're dedicated to staying on top of industry changes.

Adding New Paragraphs in Your Source Code:
<p>We understand that your website is your number one salesperson. It needs to generate leads and provide a strong ROI. That's why we're committed to developing Inbound Marketing strategies that ATTRACT visitors, CONVERT visitors to leads, CLOSE leads to sales, and DELIGHT customers.</p>
<p>The Waypost Marketing team is committed to delivering exceptional customer service to our clients. We're staffed to meet the ongoing needs of our clients, and we're dedicated to staying on top of industry changes.</p>

How to Code Bulleted Lists (Also Called "Unordered Lists")

Bulleted List Example:
We offer the following services:

  • Content marketing
  • Web design
  • Paid advertising

Adding Bulleted Lists in Your Source Code:
<p>We offer the following services:
<ul>
<li>Content marketing</li>
<li>Web design</li>
<li>Paid advertising</li>
</ul>
</p>

How to Code Numbered Lists (Also Called "Ordered Lists")

Numbered List Example:
Our marketing strategies aim to:

  1. Attract visitors
  2. Convert visitors to leads
  3. Close leads to sales
  4. Delight customers

Adding Numbered Lists in Your Source Code:
<p>Our marketing strategies aim to:
<ol>
<li>Attract visitors</li>
<li>Convert visitors to leads</li>
<li>Close leads to sales</li>
<li>Delight customers</li>
</ul>
</p>

How to Code Bold Text

Bold Text Example:
Our mission is to enhance the business profitability and growth of our clients by providing cost-effective solutions that deliver a strong ROI.

Adding Bold Text in Your Source Code:
<p>Our mission is to <strong>enhance the business profitability and growth</strong> of our clients by providing cost-effective solutions that deliver a strong ROI.</p>

How to Code Italicized Text

Italicized Text Example:
We listen carefully to our customers' issues and needs to search out innovative technology and proven methods that will help them succeed online.

Adding Italicized Text in Your Source Code:
<p>We listen <em>carefully</em> to our customers' issues and needs to search out innovative technology and proven methods that will help them succeed online.</p>

How to Code Inbound or External Links

Link Example:
Thanks for reading! Check out other posts in our blog!

Adding Linked Text in Your Source Code:
<p>Thanks for reading! Check out other posts in our <a href="http://blog.waypostmarketing.com/">blog</a>!</p>

While this doesn't cover the finer points of website development, it's a nice basic start. Does this all still seem over your head? Trust me, I understand. If you aren't confident in your web abilities and prefer to leave such things to the professionals, give us a call here at Waypost. Not only do we have a handle on all the basics, but we can build you a website from scratch, create and implement a personalzed inbound marketing strategy, and more. If you're ready to hand over the reins and get results, give us a call at (864) 288-6162 or click the banner below to schedule a consultation — we look forward to hearing from you!

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Posted by Michelle Phillips on October 5, 2015 in Digital Marketing | 0 Comments