This is a post by Eric Weinstein, Codecademy alumni, and creator of many Codecademy courses.
The best way of learning to code is to pick a project or challenge that excites you and then learn the tools that you'll need to build it.
Tools to Create and Edit Web Pages
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HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language and describes the structure of web pages.
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and controls their appearance — for example, the font color or the position of text on the page.
Tools to Make Web pages Interactive
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Tools to Store User Information in a Database
These languages run on the computer where the website code lives, also called the server. You can accomplish the same things and build the same kinds of projects with each of them, so go ahead and pick your favorite!
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