What is HTML?
HTML is a computer language to allow website creation. Websites can then be viewed when you are connected to the Internet. It is an easy to learn straight forward concept, with the basics easily accessible to everyone now a days in one sitting; and quite powerful in what it allows you to create. It is constantly changing to meet the demands and requirements of the growing Internet under the direction of the » W3C, the organization charged with designing and maintaining the language.
What is the definition of HTML?
The definition of HTML is HyperText Markup Language. HyperText is the method by which you move around on the web — by clicking on special text called hyperlinks which bring you to the next page.
Markup is what HTML tags do to the text within them. They mark it as a certain type of text (italicised text).
HTML is a Language, as it has code-words and syntax like any other language.
How does it work?
HTML consists of a series of short codes typed into a text-file by the website author — these are the tags. The text is then saved as a html file (.html), and viewed through a browser, like Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, etc. This browser reads the file and translates the text into a visible form, hopefully rendering the page just the way the author wanted. Writing your own HTML entails using tags correctly to create your vision. You can use anything from a simple text-editor to a powerful graphical editor “WYSIWYG” to create HTML pages.
What are the tags up to?
The tags are what separate normal text from HTML code. They allow all the cool stuff like images and tables and stuff, just by telling your browser what to render on the page. Different tags will perform different functions. The tags themselves don’t appear when you view your page through a browser, but their effects do. The simplest tags do nothing more than apply formatting to some text, like this:
Text between these tags <b> <b/> will appear bold , These words will be bold and these will not.
There are so much more that I can not begin to in a simple post, but will be more than happy to guide you the right way if you just ask. Happy coding!