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Beginner’s Guide to HTML

Beginners guide to html
Written by Sandeep Likhar

HTML Introduction

HTML or the HyperText Markup Language is the basic building block of a websites. Or the other hand, we can mention it as the standard markup language to develop web pages. So what we are going to do now is get into the html introduction, learn the basics.

This section is all about history and the theoretical background of HTML. Little bit of boring, isn’t it? So if you like, you can directly jump into the next section to start coding happily.

Let’s see what HTML really is.

Hypertext
A text which displayed on an electronic display that linked with another text where the reader can immediately access.
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Markup Language (ML)
It’s a language that uses syntax tags to explain the text of a text document file, so the computer can easily manipulate the text and present it. HTML is just the widely known ML, but there are more.
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HTML

As you see HTML has both of these characteristics. So that’s why we called HTML as a markup language rather than a programming language. Did you get the point? Marking up a hypertext document to structure the text and present nicely is not programming. It’s just marking up.

Web Browser

When we talk about HTML, other important friend we have to meet is the web browser. Web browsers read the HTML code, interpret the syntax tags and nicely present the content to the user as a web page. That means you need a Web Browser to view a HTML document. It displays the text as describes by its tags.

 

Web Browser Icons

Do you know any of these guys?

 

History

Of course we couldn’t forget Tim Berners-Lee who specified the HTML and wrote the first browser software in late 1990. We also have known him as the father of the World Wide Web (WWW). Without him, you may not even see this article here. So let’s pay our tribute to him. Starting from 90s, there are several versions emerged in the HTML timeline.

• HTML (1991) • HTML 4.01 (1999)
• HTML+ (1993) • XHTML (2000)
• HTML 2.0 (1995) • HTML5 (2012)
• HTML 3.2 ( 1997)

So in this section we came across the theoretical knowledge and some history about the HTML. So in the next section we can put our first step to create a HTML document.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Let’s Start Writing Your HTML Code.

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Sandeep Likhar

Sandeep Likhar from Indore India, Blogger, eBook Designer and Founder of LetsDnD. Having five years of experience in industry as a Digital Publishing Expert and eBook Converter providing services to Authors, Publishers and distributors worldwide. Proficient in converting books into various formats HTML, epub, mobi, word, PDF including all major online platforms iTunes, Kobo, Kindle, Createspace, B&N, Smashwords and more.

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John
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Quick review to this blog. I really enjoyed reading it at the same time need to learn more about the same. Intro to the Html would be good enough.

Michael
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Hi!
I came here through the Blogging Google+ Community. And from what I see I’ve found per accident exactly something I was looking for for some time. Some years ago I used to work with HTML4 and XHTML but lost the connection to HTML5. Right now I’m grateful that you mention the differences between the languages, too. As I’m going to change a few things about the code from our Epluse website I’m pretty sure I can use your guide for work.
Greeings and thx,
Michael

Eliza Gow
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Good day! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your articles. Thank you so much!

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