HTML Introduction Part-1

HTML is a language for describing and defining web pages.

  • HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language
  • HTML is a markup language
  • A markup language is a set of markup tags
  • The tags describe document content of web
  • HTML documents contain HTML tags and plain text
  • HTML documents are also called web pages


HTML markup tags are actuallycalled HTML tags

  • HTML tags are keywords (tag names) surrounded by angle brackets like <html>
  • HTML tags normally come in pairs like <b> and </b>
  • The first tag <b> in a pair of tag is the start tag, the second tag is the end tag </b>
  • The end tag is written like the start tag, with a forward slash before the tag name
  • All opening tags must need to contain closing tag
  • Start and end tags are also called opening tags and closing tags