Introduction to HTML

HTML

  • HTML Stands for Hypertext Markup Language.
  • It is a tag based language.
  • Used to design webpages.
  • HTML is the basic of webpage design, that is why an HTML page is called a webpage.
  • Extension of HTML pages can be .html or .htm.
  • HTML is a W3C consortium standard.
  • HTML is not a programming language because it does not have any data processing capability.

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So basically every web developer starts their journey of web development from HTML, as it is the skeleton of the webpages.

 

Environment require to start HTML coding

Beginner:
To start learning HTML you do not require complicated environment to setup.

  • As a beginner if you are using windows you can use notepad for writing HTML.
  • After writing HTML save the file with .html or .htm extension.
  • If you are using Linux(Ubuntu) you can use TextEdit.

Step-1: open your TextEdit in ubuntu of MAC and type the code as follows:

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Step-2: Save the file with an extension .html or .htm as follows:

save your file as html

 

Step-3: Run file in browser

The major browsers that you can use for running your html can be any one of the following:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Opera

Note: if you seriously start web development or designer then we recommend you to check your code in all of the above browser, because the rendering of different browsers are different. so you have to check whether your code runs on all major browser or not.


Run the file in any browser by double clicking the file or by opening it in any browser. The output of the file will be as follows:

run html in browser

 

For Advanced in HTML:

if you are advanced in HTML then you can adopt some advanced editor for writing your HTML pages.

  • Dreamweaver
  • Netbeans
  • NotePad++
  • Eclipse

and many more.

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