Before answering the question that how long to learn HTML let’s have a brief intro of it first. HTML or hypertext markup language is actually used to draw/make a skeleton structure of a website and the best thing about it is that it is really easy to learn in much less time and it is also easy for a web developer to implement it in a website.
It won’t be wrong to say that web development can’t be completed until there is no HTML involved in it. In my opinion, actually HTML is a part of the definition of web development and one cannot call himself a web developer until/unless he properly knows/understands HTML.
Also, I’ll discuss everything that is required from the reader to understand the article completely. I want you to follow along till the end of this article carefully in order to get to know about it in detail.
1. Understanding HTML
1.1 What is HTML?
HTML(HyperText Markup Language) is the standard markup language for the web. A markup language is actually a human-readable language that uses different tags to define different elements on a page and the best examples of markup language are XML and HTML.
So, HTML is the standard markup language for web development that uses different tags for defining various elements on the page e.g. HTML tags like <head>, <body>, and <div> are used to define different sections on the web page and the HTML tags like <table>, <form>, <image>, <a>, and <p> are used to define different elements on the web page.
1.2 Importance of HTML in web development
You may already be aware of its importance in web development but still, I’ll try to elaborate on it a bit. Actually, web development is incomplete without HTML and even it won’t be wrong to say that HTML is a part of the definition of HTML. A page of a website is best structured with the help of HTML and thus it helps in laying a strong base for a website. And the best thing about it is that it is really easy to learn, understand, and deploy practically on an actual website.
One can imagine its importance in web development through the example that a car is nothing without its skeleton structure as all its later design concepts, detailing, and even performance are dependent on it greatly and such a skeleton structure in a car is the same as the one that is laid for a website using HTML.
1.3 Best match to learn with HTML
The best match that one should learn side by side with HTML is CSS(Cascade style sheet) which is responsible for the designing and coloring part of the website. HTML and CSS both work together and one should learn them both side by side as both of them are really easy to learn.
2. How long to learn HTML?
2.1 It takes how much time for a beginner to learn HTML?
Learning HTML is quite easy but if you wish to master it properly and want to become a master in HTML then it totally depends on some factors and the individual itself in order to know how much time would it actually cost to a person in order to learn HTML from scratch to the end.
One thing that I’m going to explain before explaining the factors in detail is that if there is something easy to understand and learn still it would cost you some time to learn and master it completely.
Following are the factors that can actually help us determine the actual time:
One’s interest in programming is is a very important factor in determining the time because if you have an interest in programming or even Information Technology as a whole then you’ll never be fed up learning it and you can work hard continuously for as long as 4 hours.
But if you don’t have such type of interest then you’ll get fed up every 30 min and you’ll have to start again and again and ultimately it’ll cost you much more time.
2. Prior Experience
Prior programming experience is also an essential factor that can greatly affect the learning time period of a person. Especially if you already have some programming experience then trust me learning HTML would be a hell easier job for you to learn because you have experience with more complex programming concepts and those that you’ll learn in HTML would be nothing in comparison to them.
3. Commitment to your decision
Once you have started your course for learning HTML or any programming language then another most important factor that greatly affects your learning time is how much you are committed to your work because the more you are committed to your work the more you’ll work hard and the less time it would take for you to learn and even master any programming language.
The more you are devoted to any type of work or task the more there will be passion in you to do that job properly and completely. You’ll always be curious about not missing anything behind and you’ll be doing your work seamlessly this passion for your work will also help you fight to avoid any hurdles that can often cause disturbance in our work and we start delaying it slowly so this factor can also help us reduce our learning time.
Scheduling is such a great initiative for every person no matter which field he belongs to it’ll help him manage all his work within the time efficiently. So, if you make it a habit trust me it can save half of your time which you can again utilize in some productive work.
The actual time that it can take
Now if you have all those factors in you for learning HTML completely after practicing it can cost you hardly about 2 months maximum and if you wish to learn it along with CSS side by side as per my recommendation then it can cost you 4 to 5 months maximum and you can even master it in this time period.
But if you have any of the above factors missing in you or even a few of them, then you can analyze yourself accordingly as I have shared with you all of the ground realities.
2.2 Best practices to learn HTML and CSS
Here I’m going to discuss with you some best practices that I’ve learned through my personal experiences during my learning journey that can help you not only learn it in less time but also you can master your development skills. I’ve learned them after making a lot of mistakes and they are helpful for learning any kind of development. They are all listed below:
- First of all, I want you to learn with proper concentration whatever you learn from the courses and make notes in a separate notebook that would prove helpful for you in the future. If possible try to record all the details in the form of bullets as it would help you remember everything with ease. Also, whatever you learn practice it again and again until you completely understand the functionality of that particular element.
- After you have learned and completely understood HTML and CSS try to make at least 4 projects on your own with your own creative ideas but with proper devotion and patience.
- Once you have completed all those 4 projects properly now is the time by which you have mastered most of the HTML and CSS elements and components and then I want you to keep the notes that you have made so far with you and start revising all the code from the beginning and keep practicing it side by side.
- Also, revise the projects that you have made yourself and give this complete revision process in steps 3 and 4 for about a week. Trust me after you have followed all that I have described in this article you’ll be a master in HTML and CSS and you’ll be able to work on almost any type of project by this time.
2.3 Best sources for learning HTML and CSS
There are the following main sources for learning not only HTML and CSS but also any other language:
3. Future, Career, and opportunities as an HTML and CSS developer
A person who is well skilled in all of these can earn through making his own website and selling it to somebody, earning through freelancing, remote work, earning through building your own portfolio, and teaching others. All these ways can help you earn a handsome amount of money.
After covering all the aspects that are necessary for answering our main question How long to learn HTML, it has enabled the readers to understand how much time can we learn it properly as it totally depends on the person himself.
The purpose of discussing all the relative concepts is to provide a proper understanding for enabling the learners to analyze the time by themselves in which they can learn HTML.
Also, let me know in the comment section what do you think about the stuff that I’ve discussed in this article?