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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.