Creating an HTML website

Most websites today are built using a complex set of tools. In spite of all the goodies such tools provide, I like the idea of creating a website using raw HTML. I mean writing actual HTML, not writing something that will be compiled into HTML somehow.

HTML can easily replace a Word processing software even if you have very little experience using computers.

Here are some of the advantages and use cases of an HTML page.

Tooling No special tools are needed to write an HTML page. You write a text file with HTML markup and it will be immeadiately read by your browser.

Skills Knowing the tags you want to use is the only thing you need to know to write your HTML website. No server is needed, no IDE, no programming language skills. You only need to know the tags you want in your text. For most people, that is simply <p> and <h1>, <h2> and <strong>. These tags are alwost enough for most people to replace Microsoft word.

Error tolerance Browsers will fix automatically many simple errors one can make in a HTML page. This is very handy if you are writing simple texts. In most situations your report or homework will not come out completely messed up simply because your forgot to close a tag.

Performance HTML is rendered very quickly by the Browser which can generate PDFs also quickly.