HTML (HyperText Markup Language)

What is HTML?

HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and is the coding language used to build the structure of a web page and its content. Through HTML it is possible to write and design a webpage with headings, texts, photos, videos, etc.

How HTML works?

HTML works with the use of elements that tells the internet browser what to do and how to position and format it on the web page. An HTML element is composed of a starting tag, the content and an end tag as the following:

<start tag> content </end tag>

Some fundamental steps to take so the computer knows that it is an HTML file are:

  1. Including a document type declaration at the beginning of the text file, such as <!DOCTYPE html>;
  2. Saving the file with a .html extension.

Why do people use HTML?

A few HTML advantages and disadvantages to consider are:

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