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What is HTML language?

Creating a web site can be done in many ways.

What is HTML language? is a code that tells the browser what to display and how to display it.

It is written in the form of labels, called tags, surrounded by angle brackets.

Normally, HTML pages have the extensions .html or .htm

Example Explained

  • The <!DOCTYPE html> declaration defines that this document is an HTML5 document
  • The <html> element is the root element of an HTML page
  • The <head> element contains meta information about the HTML page
  • The <title> element specifies a title for the HTML page (which is shown in the browser’s title bar or in the page’s tab)
  • The <body> element defines the document’s body, and is a container for all the visible contents, such as headings, paragraphs, images, hyperlinks, tables, lists, etc.
  • The <h1> element defines a large heading
  • The <p&gt element defines a paragraph

HTML language

HTML is mainly used to develop and create web pages and applications. Combined with CSS and JavaScript, it has become a landmark in web development. 

Having CSS helps in layout, colors and appearance while JavaScript helps in embedding programs and affecting behavior of the web page contents.

  • HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language
  • HTML is the standard markup language for creating Web pages
  • HTML describes the structure of a Web page
  • HTML consists of a series of elements
  • HTML elements tell the browser how to display the content
  • HTML elements label pieces of content such as “this is a heading”, “this is a paragraph”, “this is a link”, etc.