“There is something remarkable about the fact that, with everything we have created in the past 20 years or so, I can still take a complete beginner and teach them to build a simple webpage with HTML and CSS, in a day. We don’t need to talk about tools or frameworks, learn how to make a pull request or drag vast amounts of code onto our computer via npm to make that start. We just need a text editor and a few hours. This is how we make things show up on a webpage.”— HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points (Rachel Andrew)
HTML + CSS is the output of everything we build on the web. It’s what we create by proxy through JS frameworks and the like. Yet an understanding of HTML & CSS is disappearing as a common starting point for new web developers.