HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the basic language that websites are built-in. It’s right underneath the surface of everything you see on the web and you can uncover it with a couple quick steps. Try this:
That might look a little overwhelming right now, but don’t worry—it will get clearer as we go on. All you need to pay attention to right now is the fact that we can use HTML to create the essential structure of all of our webpages.
We mentioned above that HTML is a markup language. That means it tells the browser how to display information. For example, it says when a piece of text is a paragraph or a link. Later, we’ll also meet a styling language and then a programming language. They all do something slightly different with data, but they also work together to make the web.
Now that we’ve introduced HTML, let’s dig into it a little more and see how it actually works in the next lesson.
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