HTML – Hyper Text Markup Language
HTML is a markup language
Markups are set of defined tags that perform a basic operation like the “CTRL B” keyboard for Bolding of Text is a defined Markup Language.
The first ever HTML version was rolled out for use in 1991, this amazing language of the web was created by ‘Tim Berner Lee’.
Other versions of HTML are;
That’s as far as we go on the brief history and advent of HTML, now moving on to what we can use HTML to achieve:
HTML basically is the language of the internet (World wide web) , With HTML you can create just about any static website.
More than 80% of website currently online have something to do with HTML one way or another and that number keeps going up daily..
With HTML, you can code forms(login form, newsletter and contact forms etc), Create Tables and Lists, Format Texts(Bold, Italic, Strikethrough), Add Links, Add Images, Embed Videos & Audios etc. You can do just about anything with HTML.
Before we proceed to formal learning of this great coding language, Lets first get familiar with some general keywords.
GENERAL TERMS YOU SHOULD DE FAMILIAR WITH
You will get to know more HTML Important Keywords and there functions but right now, Lets Dirty our hands with some basic code rules.
We have talked about TAGS, now here is how a TAG looks Like
We create tag by using the ANGLE BRACKET <>, the tag name you want to use come in between the Angle Bracket, We have the Opening Tag <> , and Closing Tag .
The opening tag shows where the specified tag operation should start.
The closing tag shows where the specified tag operation should stop.
NOTE! Not all HTML tags required a closing tag, some are self closing tag, see example below..
EXAMPLES OF TAG
OPENING TAG -
CLOSING TAG -
SELF CLOSING TAG -
So, the “tagname” will be replaced by the TAG you want to use, HTML have so many tags.
CONGRATULATIONS, we have come to the end of our first lesson on: ‘INTRODUCTION TO HTML’
In our next lesson, we will be learning ‘HTML DOCUMENT’;
Instructor of `Introduction To HTML: The Skeleton`
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