HTML - Introduction

HTML Introduction

Firstly, HTML is short for "HyperText Markup Language". That may sound scary, but it simply means it is a language for describing web-pages using ordinary text. HTML is not a complex programming language.

HTML, the most common as well as popular terms used in the computer world, especially when you are developing a website. Though are dozens different languages have been developed and many are on the way; nonetheless, the importance of HTML is still same as it was in the beginning.

So, in this tutorial, we discuss the fundamental, but comprehensive concept of HTML.

Let’s start with the meaning,

What does HTML stand for?

HTML stands for – Hypertext Markup Language.

Hypertext means linking the webpage; it means, when you click on word and that help you to land on a new web page i.e. hypertext.

Markup Language means – it helps to make web presentation more interactive and dynamic, as it can present text (in different forms), image, table, links, etc.

What is HTML?

  • HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language

  • HTML tags defines elements like "paragraph", "body", and so on.

  • HTML is a Language, as it has code-words and syntax like any other language.

  • HTML is a typical markup language used for building a web pages.

What is the meaning of HTML?

HTML is a standard markup (computer) language that help us to create a web page and web application. Likewise, HTML illustrates the structure of a web page, which semantically and fundamentally included cues for appearance of the respective document.


<h2>Write Your Heading</h2>  
<p>Write Your Paragraph.</p>  


Write Your Heading

Write Your Paragraph.

How HTML works

HTML consists of collection of markup tags into a text file. When we save this text file with html extension (like sample.html), it becomes html file. This html file can be viewed through a browser (like firefox/chrome).

The web browser simply read file and translates the tags into visible elements. Every tag has a meaning and it tells the browser to do something.

For an example, any website is simply a collection of web pages and a webpage is made up of HTML tags. You can create your own website if you have basic knowledge of HTML.