HTML Introduction | html tutorial for beginners

What is HTML?

HTML is the Standard markup language for creating new Web pages.
  • HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language
  • HTML describes the structures of Web pages using markup
  • HTML Elements are the building blocks of the HTML pages.
  • HTML elements are represented by tags
  • HTML tags label is a pieces of content such as "heading", "paragraph", "table", and so on
  • Browsers do not display the HTML tag, but use them to render the content of the page

A Simple HTML Document

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Page Title</title>
</head>
<body>

<h1>My First Heading</h1>
<p>My first paragraph.</p>

</body>
</html>
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Example Explained

  • The <!DOCTYPE html> declarations defines this document to be HTML5
  • The <html> element is the root element of an html page
  • The <head> element contains meta information about the documents
  • The <title> element specifies a title for the document
  • The <body> element contains the visible page content
  • The <h1> element defines a large heading
  • The <p> element defines a paragraph

HTML Tags

Html tags are the element names surrounded by angle bracket:
<tagname>content goes here...</tagname>
  • HTML tags normally come in pairs like <p> and </p>
  • The first tags in a pair is the start tag, the second tag is the end tag
  • The end tag is written like the start tag, but with a forward slash inserted before the tag names
Tip: The start tag is also called the opening tag, and the end tag the closing tag.

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