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What is HTML?

What is HTML?

Have you ever been curious about how the internet is constructed? The answer is complex but HTML is the foundation computer code that is used to create the World Wide Web. HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and uses markup tags to located content and files and then publish them for viewing on the World Wide Web. HTML tags are structured by a opening and closing markup tag ie '<> </>'

Most modern websites consist of more interactive and engaging web functionality then just HTML can offer. These often more dynamic websites are created through the use of HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL databases. All websites are developed using HTML but often are combined with additional languages that generate a more interactive and engaging user experience.

HTML Structure

There are two main structures to HTML web pages, including the head and body sections. The head section of a HTML document identifies the non-visual elements that generate the web page. The head sections non-visual elements can include the websites meta information, css style sheets, scripts and additional information that is used within the web page The second section is the body section. The body section of the HTML document is where the visual elements are generated and what users see while visiting a website.

Importance of Learning HTML

It could be argued that learning HTML is important if you have any desire to work in the information technology or computer programing fields. With simple skills in HTML you will find yourself a more valuable and skilled employee in todays ever evolving workforce.

HTML is the foundational language needed to understand other web languages. With a strong understanding of HTML you will find that you are ready to learn additional languages such as CSS and Javascript.

Perfecting your HTML Skills

Practice makes perfect. You will realize that learning HTML is something that you will only get better at with practice. The majority of professional web developers and programmers spend countless hours improving and perfecting their HTML skills.

Stay active in the web development community and always continue to explore new outlets and techniques used to improve your understanding of web development and coding.

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