What is HTML?

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What is html – Html stands for Hyper Text Markup Language ( yes this will be on the exam – kidding )

This language has elements much like the formatting of a Word or Google Document and those elements are used to make text large, Larger, small, smaller or indent text and all that good stuff.

These elements are invisible when you are looking at a web page but there are there behind the scenes.

<!-- This is an html comment for other html programmers. -->
<!-- These comment elements are never seen by a casual user -->

<h2>This is significantly large h2 styled text</h2> 
<p> ... and the tags that start and end this paragraph are 
never seen by the user either, but they are there/here.</p>

What is html – Significantly large h2 styled text

And note that you didn’t see the beginning and ending <p> paragraph tags for this sentence but it is also hanging around here invisibly.

So HTML comprises Images being displayed using htmlof hidden tags that help to format the text, help to enclose images, help to create links that you can click on to go to other interesting places.

Layout, design and artistic expression are all things that can be accomplished with proper use of HTML elements and tags

<p>So HTML comprises <img align="right" class="wp-image-298" 

style="width: 180px;" src="/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/money-

2724241_1920-e1586971230843.jpg" alt="Images being displayed 
using 

html" title="Click here to go to Google -- just kidding">
of hidden tags that help to format the text, help to 
enclose images, help to create links that you can click 
on to go to other interesting places. 

Layout, design and artistic expression are all things that
can be accomplished with proper use of HTML elements and 
tags</p>

What is html? – This is the world of HTML.

<!-- Your first html examples are probably going to look like this -->

<html><p> This is not valid but it works</p></html>

<html>
  <body>
     <p> Not valid either but it works</p>
  </body>
</html>

<html>
 <head>
   <title> The title that search engines see</title>
 </head>
  <body>
     <p> Not 100% valid but getting there</p>
  </body>
</html>


<!DOCTYPE>
<html>
 <head>
   <title> The title that search engines see</title>
 </head>
  <body>
     <h1>My big text heading</h1>
     <p> Valid html but skimpy getting there</p>
  </body>
</html>

The above code shows a combination of skimpy html that most browsers will recognize even if its not valid officially.

And it also show what is valid, even if it is really quite skinny

Google the phrase “html online editors” in order to see a plethora of options available

Our favorite is https://codepen.io however down below you can see that there are really quite a few others. These html editors below require a download. Codepen.io does not require a download so it can also work on a cell phone.

This one here is different from codepen and can also work on a cell phone.

what is html - set of editors most of them downloadable that can be used to start coding or writing html.

Html and html5 elements

As someone, somewhere else said

  • HTML elements tell the browser how to display the content
  • HTML elements are represented by tags
  • HTML tags label pieces of content such as “heading”, “paragraph”, “table”, and so on
  • Browsers do not display the HTML tags, but use them to render the content of the page

See the next Lesson on HTML Tags

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