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What is HTML?

1 - HTML

HTML is short for "Hypertext markup language"

HTML is used to structure the layout of a web page, by using a wide range of tags and attributes - HTML is called a markup language. Tags in HTML consists of "<" and ">". What is in between these two angle brackets is the tag type. HTML is relatively easy to learn, as the codes are pretty straight forward and self-evident. In HTML there are always an opening tag <> and a closing tag </>. In between this you can write text, other types of codes or even other HTML tags if you like. All content between the start and end tag is called element content.

HTML start tags can contain one or more attributes. Attributes are added to provide the browser with more information about how the tag should appear or behave. Attributes consist of a name and a value separated by an equals (=) sign.

The element content ( content between start and end tag ) will be structure and organized according to the tag and its attributes. Take for instance <h1></h1> - in here you can write a text which will then be structure and possibly styled like a heading 1. By watching our HTML video tutorials for beginners you will easily understand the logic!

The correct structure of a HTML document is shown below:

Page type, meta tags etc,
<title>your page title</title>

Main content


- HTML is a markup language for structuring your web pages
- You use HTML tags and attributes to define what is going to happen with the element content.

In our Free HTML beginner video tutorials you will learn how to write and use HTML from scratch.

what is HTML?

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