With the rise of powerful and flexible WYSIWYG web editors, you might ask the value of knowing HTML. Perhaps not, but we’ve all had the experience in Microsoft Word where a table just wouldn’t do what you wanted it to, or for the life of you, you couldn’t fix an odd page break. It was to my great dismay that Word eliminated the code revealing feature that would show you all the hidden formatting codes that were impacting your document. When something strange is happening, the best way to resolve it without starting over from scratch is to jump into the code. So, as a service to all those who know little to nothing about HTML, I’m going to give a framework for the basics of how HTML works and give you some resources to get you started learning this easy to navigate programming language.