I see and hear this a lot, HTML and CSS are not considered ”real” languages.
I understand this is because they only determine the structure of a website and don’t give a set of instructions per say like other languages. When you google this however there are many different articles each giving their own opinion on the subject. Is this all actually a matter of opinion or is there a straight up fact to say yes or no?
I’ve seen many memes about this over time and arguments on social media but never gave it a real thought, it was only when I stumbled across someone posting their CV/portfolio website online that said they know HTML and CSS and someone told them not to, this made me question why? Why can’t someone proudly say they know HMTL and CSS, it’s a skill you learn as a developer, maybe even the first you learn in fact.
They may be basic but you still have to know how to write them correctly, for one reason accessibility and yes correct structure of your website. CSS is also another kettle of fish, there’s so much to learn about CSS! I know there’s frameworks out there that do a lot of this for you but if you’re writing vanilla you need to know your stuff.
What’s your thoughts? 👀🤔