Prototyping in code

First off, let’s get something out of the way. Prototyping in code is something of a misnomer within the context of what we’re about to discuss. Code sounds scary, it’s something programmers do. What we’re talking about here is far less frightening — all we’re aiming to promote is the basic concept that with some very simple HTML and a bit of CSS you can produce prototypes that communicate your ideas far better than any diagramming or wireframing tool ever could.

Neither HTML or CSS require any programming whatsoever. HTML describes the structure of a page and CSS handles layout and decoration. There’s no voodoo involved, no hidden traps or anything that can go mysteriously wrong, what you write is what you get. It’s a very instant form of gratification too.

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