HTML Introduction

HTML stands for the Hyper Text MarkUp Language. This language is used by browser for representing page texts and graphics. HTML is an independent platform, which provides tools for creating structured documents with the help of specific structural text semantics. Being an independent platform, HTML can be written, edited and viewed at any type of operating system.
HTML tags define the whole structure of the webpage text. Tags are enclosed in angle brackets, like <s>. Usually, HTML tags are used in pairs, i.e. opening (or start) tag and closing (or end) tag, like <b> and </b>. A pair of tags, consisting of start tag and end tag, is usually referred to as element.
HTML pages contain tags and plain text. Tags are commands that are interpreted by web browser for displaying the page. Writing in correct HTML format makes the webpage structured and easy-to read, understand and edit.
HTML (HyperText Markup Language) - hypertext markup language for documents. HTML is intended for making documents suitable for reading from screen monitor.

How to create HTML?

Different text editors (e.g., Notepad), word processors (Word), <strong>HTML tag editors<strong/> and visual HTML editors can be used for creating HTML documents. You can design an HTML document in a simple Notepad. To get a <strong>valid HTML</strong> page you need to write HTML code in a text file holding to a certain standard, then save it on your hard drive, change the extension to .html or .htm.

HTML Document Structure

What are tags in HTML?

Tag is the text markup tool. Tags can written in a lower or upper case, there is no difference here. Tags can be paired or unpaired (odd). An example of a pair tag is the tag <html> </html>. This tag starts and finishes any <strong>HTML document</strong>. The second part of pair of tag differs from the first only by the character "/" but the first part of the tag may also contain additional parameters. For example the tag <font size="4"> </font>, the parameter size = "4" determines the size of the text. An example of an odd tag is the tag <hr> - the tag that inserts a horizontal line in the HTML document, such as at the end of this paragraph.

Example Simple Html

<h1>Example: My First Html Document</h1>
<p>Example: My First Html Document</p>
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