Intro to HTML

What is HTML?

  • HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language
  • 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 the content
  • HTML elements label pieces of content such as “this is a heading”, “this is a paragraph”, “this is a link”, etc.

What software can you use to learn HTML on?

Web pages can be created and modified by using professional HTML editors. Here are some programs that can be used:

  • Notepad (PC) or TextEdit (Mac)
    • Recommended for simple learning use.
  • Notepad ++
    • Notepad is a built-in editor in the Windows operating system, but Notepad++ is a third-party editor. It’s open-source and free to download. Notepad++ is easier to learn and understand than most other options, so it’s a good choice for beginners.
  • Sublime
    • Sublime is a shareware cross-platform source code editor. It natively supports many programming languages and markup languages.
  • VS code as many extensions which you can use for better coding.
  • Brackets
  • Atom