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HTML Basics: HyperText Markup Language Explained

HTML Basics

Html Basics
What does HTML stand for? Why are some websites neat and attractive while others are not? Where should I start if I want to create a web page on my own? This HTML basics article has answers to these questions and more!

What is HTML? If you've been asking yourself this question, you have made the right decision and come to the perfect place for finding out everything you need to know about developing websites. In BitDegree's HTML tutorials, we'll walk you from the beginning to the very end of writing code for sites.

So, what is HTML? While breath-taking pictures and colorful buttons might seem to be the most important or attractive parts of a website, they would never work if there would be no HTML underneath. It is crucial to understand that when it comes to web developing, every element, attribute or intended style relies on this markup language.

HyperText Markup Language (that's the answer to what does HTML stand for?) is pretty easy to learn and understand. All you have to do is follow the tutorials, be motivated to learn, use our convenient code editor, and voila!

What You Will Find Here

Every tutorial will address a certain topic of HTML. We start with the simplest ones and move towards more advanced topics. This way, you can learn the material step by step - you'll know HTML basics before you start building complex structures.

You can see the list of tutorials in the sidebar menu on the left. Don't hesitate and click one!

Each tutorial contains information about tags and attributes relevant to the topic. Every HTML element is explained for you to understand and start using immediately. Getting familiar with the tutorials, you'll notice that some tags and attributes repeat in different tutorials. That's because some of them have more than one function. With every tutorial, you'll find an explanation of what a specific tag can do.

You'll also find a huge base of code examples which will help you see the visual representation of the code. BitDegree created the best code editor, so you can edit and write your own code there, too! Feel free to use it and don't forget to read the examples attentively – it will help you understand HTML basics in no time!

Huge Lists of Code Examples

The best way to learn anything is to apply theory in practice! Exercise writing code by yourself using our user-friendly code editor.

Html Basics

Examples give you a better understanding of how to write code in HyperText Markup Language. HTML basics are not difficult to master, but examples make the process even faster. Practice makes perfect!

Where Do I Begin: HTML Basics

Now that you've come to the very end, it's time to start the real learning of HTML basics. Check the example below:

Example
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
 <title>Name of the website</title>
</head>
<body>
 <h1>Heading for the content below</h1>
 <p>Text text text</p>
</body>
</html>

Try it Live Find Coding Exercises

What you've just seen is the most straightforward document written in HTML. With only a few tutorials, you'll learn how to write this code yourself, and even add more functionality to it!

We suggest you start with HTML Introduction to learn more context about HTML or with HTML5 Tutorial to get familiar with the main differences between the older versions of HTML and HTML5. After you read these tutorials, you can use the sidebar on the left to consistently develop your skills and acquire more information about HTML basics.