HTML Introduction

HTML Introduction

HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the language used to create web page documents. There are a few versions of HTML in use today: HTML 4.01 is the most firmly established and the newer, more robust HTML5 is gaining steam and browser support.
                  HTML is not a programming language it is a markup language, which means it is a system for identifying and describing the various components of a document such as headings, paragraphs, and lists.

Example of Simple Webpage

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 <head>
  <title>This Is a Simple Webpage</title>
 </head>
 <body>
  <h1>This is a Heading</h1>
  <p>This is a Paragraph</p>
 </body>
</html>

Here is the result of above code this is how your webpage looks like when you run the code in your browser.


This is a Heading

This is a Paragraph



Code Explanation:

  • HTML documents are described by HTML tags

  • Each HTML tag describes different document content

  • <!DOCTYPE html>defines the document type and HTML version current version of HTML is 5 and it makes use of the following declaration.

  • <html>defines starting of an html document.

  • <head>it is the document header which consist of many tags like <title>,<meta> etc.

  • <title>it defines the title of the webpage.

  • <body>it has the contents of webpage tags like <p>,<h1>, div>,<a> etc.

  • <h1>represents the heading.

  • <p>represents the paragraph.



Simple Webpage Structure

<html>
 <head>
  Document header related tags
 </head>
 <body>
  Document body related tags
 </body>
</html>

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