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If you want to start learning HTML code, here are the very basics. HTML is the base language for almost every website. Even the fancy flashy websites use HTML code to position things. HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and is used for building websites of all shapes and sizes. HTML is made out of code tags and all HTML tags have “<” and “>” around them to signify that they are code.
Yeah, it looks like gibberish to the untrained eye, so let’s train your eye step by step. Almost every tag in HTML requires a second tag with a “/” to end them. These are the basics, its easy to find tutorials for HTML online. If you are more of a visual learner, try a college text book.
- The “html” and “/html” tags tells the web browser that it’s about to read HTML code and when its done.
- The “head” tag is where the title of the page and the complicated styling goes.
- The “title” tag is self explanatory – it’s the title of your page.
- The “style” is a advanced part of HTML to change the appearance of the tags using cascading style sheets.
- The “body” is where the bulk of your coding goes.
- The “h1″ is a tag to make text into a heading.
It sounds complicated at first, but you’ll learn them quickly. Using them is the fastest way to learn the tags. If you find something you want to do with HTML but you don’t know how – look it up. It a very versatile coding language and there’s usually a way to do everything.