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Introduction to HTML

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, and it is the standard markup language for creating Web pages/Web Applications.

HTML uses predefined tags/elements, which tell the browser to display/render the content. Each HTML need to to include closing tags. If closing tag is not defined, the browser applies the effect of the opening tag until the end of the page.

What HTML does?

  • HTML is the standard markup language for creating Web pages
  • HTML describes the structure of a Web page
  • HTML consists of a series of elements
  • HTML elements tell the browser how to display/render the content HTML elements label pieces of content such as <head> “this is a heading”, <p>“this is a paragraph”, <a>“this is a link”,<img> “this is a Image”,<table>“this is a Table” etc.

Now a days, HTML is being widely used to format web pages with the help of different tags available in HTML.