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HTML Module 1

What is HTML anyway?

HTML is a language used to describe web pages.

HTML is an abbreviation for Hyper Text Markup Language
HTML isn’t exactly a programming language, but a markup language
A markup language is a set of markup tags
HTML uses markup tags to describe web pages


HTML Tags

HTML markup tags are usually called HTML tags

HTML tags are keywords surrounded by angle brackets like
HTML tags normally come in pairs like <> and </>
The first tag in a pair is the start tag, the second tag is the end tag
Start and end tags are also called opening tags and closing tags

HTML Documents result in Web Pages

HTML documents describe web pages
HTML documents contain HTML tags and plain text
HTML documents are also called web pages

The purpose of a web browser (like Internet Explorer or Firefox) is to read
HTML documents and display them as web pages. The browser does not
display the
HTML tags, but uses the tags to interpret the content of the page:

<html><body><h3>My Heading</h3> 

<p>My paragraph.</p>

</body>

</html>

Example Explained

The text between <html> and </html> describes the web page
The text between <body> and </body> is the visible page content
The text between <h1> and </h1> is displayed as a heading
The text between <p> and </p> is displayed as a paragraph

The resulting webpage would look like this:

My Heading

My paragraph

Next post we’ll get started writing HTML and show you the tools you’ll
need

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