Other Web Development Programming Languages

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In this tutorial, we take a look at all the programming languages we’ll be using to build your site.

We’ll start with the language that’s powering one of the biggest open source communities on the planet, Javascript :).

excited for javascript

    document.getElementById("body").innerHTML = "Hello JavaScript!";

Don’t fret, we’ll be visiting this bad boy in more detail a bit later. For now, just know that we’re going to do some amazing stuff with Javascript.

The next language we’ll look at is CSS, Cascading Styling Sheets.


As the name suggests, CSS is used for styling our web pages, making them look as good as we want them to. We pick certain parts of the site and assign some styling to them. Brace yourself, these styling sheets can do wonders on your site. Here’s a little sample. Remember, we’re gonna dig deep into this soon:

    h1 {
    p {

We’ll get back to this pretty doer soon; but first, let’s meet the next language on this tour; SQL.


SQL is the language we’ll be using to communicate with our databases, we’ll be using this very closely with PHP. When we want to add/delete/see something from the database we’ll be using this language to do that. Here’s a simple example:

SELECT * FROM Customers

This little sample is used to get everything in the customers table, Awesome right?!. You’ll be able to write a lot more complex queries like this soon.


HTML is the backbone of every website, we will be building the structure of our site on varied html components. Here’s a little sample of html code to give you a taste. Everything on your web page, everything on this page is built on HTML. :

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>Page Title</title>

        <h1>This is a Heading</h1>
        <p>This is a paragraph.</p>


Again, please remember that this page is just an introduction to the varied languages we'll be using to build your site. We'll delve deeper into each language, a bit later.

"the language that’s powering one of the biggest open source communities on the planet"

The Village Geek

Alright okay … We’ve seen a millionth of what we’ll be using in the next tutorials.
Buckle up, the fun is about to begin!!

UP NEXT – Putting it all together

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