We have all heard about a technology called HTML, but fewer of us know what it is, how does it work and how can we make use of it.
In this article, I give you an overview of HTML.
#1 – What is HTML?
HTML is the oldest way of creating websites and everything that runs online now. HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. In other words, HTML represents a code language used for website creation.
Users of HTML say that once you’ve learned the basics, it’s easy to use. HTML became accessible for everyone, as there are many tutorials on how to use it and make it efficient.
HTML is a markup language. If you have used other markup languages before, it should be really easy to understand for you.
#2 – How does HTML work?
HTML has a large list of shortcodes. These are called tags. There are nearly 100 different HTML5 tags, but don’t worry you don’t have to know them all. You need to know about 10 easy ones and you are good to go.
#3 – Why do we need HTML?
You can check HTML code in your browser by navigating to any site, right-clicking on it and pressing inspect.
I can give you 3 why you need HTML:
- You can easily find and repair bugs in your websites.
- You are not limited to software tools like website builders.
- You could apply for a job in website development.
So go to your web browser and start digging the HTML of other peoples’ websites. You can learn a lot from doing it.