Intro to HTML

Practically Speaking
HTML is a text document the browser can read. HTML is an acronym for:

  • Hyper
  • Text
  • Markup
  • Language

Markup Language
A markup language is a system for annotating a document in a way that is syntactically distinguishable from the text.

HTML Example

This is an example paragraph.

1 <p>This is an example paragraph.</p>

Website Example
Below is an example of a very basic webpage utilizing the HTML5 Doctype. You'll learn more about this and the syntax in the next lesson.

Hello World!
 1 <!DOCTYPE html>
 2 <html lang="en">
 3 <head>
 4     <meta charset="UTF-8">
 5     <title>Website Example</title>
 6 </head>
 7 <body>
 8     Hello World!
 9 </body>
10 </html>