The first language any one interested in knowing how to build websites must learn is HTML. This is the foundation of making web pages. Other important languages are CSS and JavaScript which we shall look at later. In this tutorial I’ll look at the HTML basics that will help you begin your journey into web development and design.

What is HTML?

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. It is called a Markup language because it uses tags with human readable text to define elements that are used to structure web pages. This makes HTML an easy language to learn.  

HTML is an evolving language and has undergone various changes since its introduction in 1993 by Tim Berners-Lee. The current version is HTML5.

How to write HTML code.

To begin writing HTML , you only need a simple-text editor to write the code and a web browser for seeing the output of your HTML code. The HTML file has to be saved with the “.html” extension. Some of the common code editors include Notepad++, Atom, Visual Studio code, Sublime Text and many others.