To understand the basics of HTML one has to know what it means and what it can do. HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. Here at this point people often get anxious with the name but is actually very easy to understand. HTML is the easiest of all the web designing languages and can do a lot if learnt well, which is the simplest. It is considered the simplest as HTML does not need any high preferred text editor, it can work just fine with a
§ Microsoft Visual Studio Code (IDE)
§ Or any other text editor you would like
These are one of the reasons that HTML is the most convenient web language, it is easy to work with and as well as learn.
HTML is basically used for creating text documents in the websites, the content or the text you see on any website is through HTML. It is the set of markup symbols or codes inserted in a file intended for display on browser page. Markup is just another word for HTML, it designs and processes the text and presents it in the web page. It helps to show the text in the World Wide Web through its language.
While going further with introduction to HTML, the first question that arises is that, what is a TAG?
A tag is something that looks like this < > opening and closing angle brackets.
Now, every tag has a closing tag, which would look like this <html> </html>. A closing tag has a forward slash in the beginning of the element.
<html> </html> This is called a markup element.
But there is one exception in tags which does not need a closing tag, that is
<br> It stands for break
This is called an empty element, it used to for a line break. Empty elements can be closed in the closed tag in this way,
Although it is always relevant to remember the difference between an element and a tag.
§ < > </> This is a tag.
§ <html> </html> This is an element.
HTML in between the tags is an element. Though there are few more simple elements to learn about.
And this is what a complete HTML code looks like, HTML would not run without these elements and if not implemented in a proper way. Nevertheless, it is short and effortless to remember.
Browser does not show you HTML tags but improvises your texts that you want to be displayed in the browser. It will show you the text that you add in the tags.