Basics of coding

How websites work

Every time you visit a website or app, what is shown on your screen is the result of something quite intelligent. In the background, browsers render code so that all these lines of text become a visual design.

If you want to see how the design is actually built, there’s an easy way to do so. For any website, you can right-click on the page and choose Inspect from the pop-up menu (works for most browsers). This will bring you to the source code.