I am not qualified in any kind of computer coding or programming, in fact I’m not formerly qualified in anything. I’ve got as many accolades as Swindon Town. The truth is you don’t need to be to run a successful online business. There are plenty of people who are properly trained and have the ability to create the website you want and need to be successful.

So why bother learning?

programming codeBecause it will be worth it. Spending a bit of time on it will pay off. I do recommend is getting to grips with the basics of HTML and CSS. Learning the basics has several big advantages. For example a few lines of CSS and you can instantly change the text across your site; color, size, font; whatever you want you can change it. And these little changes can make your site look better and sometimes fresher.

Learning HTML and CSS basics will also have SEO benefits. With CSS you can reduce the amount of HTML you have on your pages, this moves the main content (text) further up the file which has SEO benefits – and visitors know no different!
With CSS you can also reduce the size of your files because of less reliance on HTML. This helps load pages quicker which improves users experience and it reduces the load on your server potentially saving you money in hosting costs.

There are many websites online which have info on CSS and HTML so you can learn the basics within literally a few hours (you will need a good memory though). Learning these little nuggets of information will save you money in programmers and also have the benefits listed above – a very good use of your time.

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