What is HTML?

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What is a website?

HTML means “HyperText Markup Language
Thank you!
See you!

OMG! My humor is so bad!

introduction to the HTML code


I mean, HTML real means “HyperText Markup Language“…

Essentially, HTML is a language that your browser can read… and read it is very easy to learn.

Example of very basic HTML code:

You will learn it very soon in the next tutorial! But for now, let’s learn a little bit more about HTML.
HTML is the skeleton of a website!

HTML represented like skeleton of a website

Stop looking at your PC like it’s Jack Skellington. There are no real bones… it is an expression!
There are no real bones!

What does that means?

It is the language used to send a webpage from the web server to your browser.
When you go to a website, the web server send data to your browser, a webpage.
That data is in HTML!

html code transfering between computer and server

Your browser reads the HTML and display the webpage!

How we can get very beautiful webpage if we receive only the skeleton of the webpage?
Very good question… who asked? You?

ghost to represent a website like a ghost with only hypertext markup language

In the HTML code, most of time – like 99.99% of cases – you can find other languages to make a beautiful webpage that your browser can handle.

Look at this page with ONLY HTML, no other language…. shield your eyes!
It is a bit ugly, isn’t it?

Quick tips: If you want to see the code source of the website, do +
OR right click > “View Page Source”.
In other words, it is the HTML code than the server sends to you browser. Yep you can see it! What a style!

how to display the code source of any website

The HTML is building only the elements of the page and the other languages (Like CSS or JavaScript) make it a bit more attractive…
Don’t worry we will learn them as well.
I won’t give up on you! Never!

Voila, now, you know what HTMLis.

I have to go to fish bugs!
See you soon, Kiss!

end of the tutorial simple html website

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