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    Coding language to further customize form

    Asked by IEHA on January 09, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    I am attempting to educate myself on simple coding so that I may better understand what is happening in the background of my form, as well as make necessary changes.  I am reading up on html, but it does not appear this is what is being used.  Could someone please point me in the right direction.  I am currently looking at hieroglyphics and am in need of a Rosetta Stone.



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    Answered by Jan on January 09, 2015 at 02:34 PM


    Glad to hear that you're interested in learning web development. You can study HTML and CSS at the same time because they work together for the structure and visual design part of a website.

    CSS will be the most useful language that you might need if you want to further customize your form. CSS stands for Cascading Style sheets. For back end development, you might want to check Javascript.

    I would recommend you to download the full source code of your form and then check the files that are being used. You can open the files in your text editor.

    Hope this helps. Goodluck! Thanks!