HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is a basic coding language used to create web pages. HTML tells the web page where certain elements are (i.e. the footer, the header, paragraphs, etc.) and it is standard across all web browsers.
What does HTML look like? Well, depending on the elements, the code used may be different but the format remains the same.
For page headings, the HTML code would look like:
<h1> Here is a Title </h1>
<h1> signifies the beginning of the heading, while </h1> signifies the end of the heading.
Alongside the elements of text are attributes. Attributes provide further information about the elements in play. For example, if you are looking to have the header in the center of the page, it would look like this:
<h1 style=”text-align: center;”> Here is a Title </h1>
HTML all comes together into a web page when the code, written in plain text, is saved into an .html file, shared to the internet via a web address or URL, and then translated into a web page via your browser.
This simple yet powerful coding language is what makes the internet possible. Web321’s team has been working with HTML since the very beginning, watching it grow from a new language to its current form as HTML 5.