What is HTML?
HTML is the language of the web. It stands for Hypertext Markup Language.
- Let us say you want to build a web page.
- You need to markup your content in special tags.
- You can save the content as a .htm or .html file.
- You can then open it and view it in the browser.
- A web browser interprets this marked up content and renders it for viewing.
A free HTML editor like Textpad allows you to build HTML content and view it in a browser. You can learn more about HTML here.
What you need:
- An HTML editor.
- Knowledge of HTML, alternatively, some visual HTML editors provide visual cues to build your content while it is marked up automatically behind the scene.
- A web browser to render marked up content to view the output.
Note: In HTML the content is marked up by wrapping it inside tags. The term tag in this post is used differently from the post ‘tag’ in this blog.