Lesson 17 Homework 1.4: Understanding the Basics of HTML

Learning HTML is an essential part of web development. HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and is the language used to create web pages. It is responsible for the structure and layout of the page, and is the foundation for all other technologies used to create a website. In this lesson, we are going to look at the basics of HTML and understand the fundamentals of the language.

What is HTML?

What is HTML?

HTML is a markup language used to create web pages. It is the language that tells browsers how to display content on a web page. HTML is not a programming language, it is simply a set of tags and attributes that define the structure of a web page. HTML consists of elements, such as headings, paragraphs, lists, images, and links. Each element has an opening and closing tag, and can contain attributes that provide additional information about the element.

How Does HTML Work?

How Does HTML Work?

When a web page is requested by a user, the browser sends a request to the web server. The web server then sends the HTML code for the requested page back to the browser, which interprets the HTML code and displays the page to the user. HTML consists of elements that have opening and closing tags, and can contain attributes that provide additional information about the element. The browser reads the HTML code and uses the tags and attributes to determine how the page should be displayed.

Understanding HTML Syntax

Understanding HTML Syntax

HTML code is written in plain text, and consists of opening and closing tags. An opening tag is written as <tagname>, and a closing tag is written as </tagname>. The opening tag contains the element name, and the closing tag contains the element name preceded by a forward slash. For example, a paragraph is written as <p> and </p>. Attributes can also be added to an element to provide additional information about the element. Attributes are written as name=”value” within the opening tag.

Conclusion

Conclusion

HTML is the language used to create web pages, and is the foundation for all other technologies used to create a website. It consists of elements, such as headings, paragraphs, lists, images, and links, and each element has an opening and closing tag. HTML is written in plain text, and consists of opening and closing tags, as well as attributes that provide additional information about the element. Learning HTML is an important part of web development, and understanding the basics of HTML is essential for creating websites.