If you know nothing about the HTML then you are in the right place. I am writing this tutorial for absolute beginners. You will have a very basic understanding of HTML in this writing. I will try to make it fun and easy for you. So, let’s start.

Introduction to HTML:

HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. It is used to build webpages. In fact, it is the main building block of a website. Every website that we visit is written in HTML code. Let’s give you an example. 

Wikipedia.com, we all visit this website almost every day. Did you ever wonder how this website was made? What is behind all the posts, news feeds, etc? 

Well, Somebody like you and I had to make it. They had to write some HTML codes to make it. So, HTML is the language that works behind Wikipidia.com. Let me show a piece of HTML code that lies behind the Wikipedia.

code snippet html

This HTML code is the reason we can use Wikipedia for all kinds of information. There are tons of websites like Wikipedia over the web. All are the results of some HTML code.

Is HTML a Programming Language?

No, it is not. Many of us think that HTML is a programming language. Actually it is not a programming language, rather it is a markup language. Now, what the heck is Markup Language?  Well, it is a language that is used to structure data, identify data or present data. You can’t implement any logical operations, arithmetic operations, etc in markup languages. Examples of Markup Languages are HTML, XML, XHTML etc.

On the other hand, the programming language is a more advanced concept. You can provide instructions to the computer through a programming language. It has to be compiled before executed. You can use advanced algorithms, perform arithmetic and logical operations through a programming language. Some examples of programming languages are Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, C, C++ and many others.

Is learning HTML enough for Web development?

No, HTML is used only to display data. If you want to be a web developer you will need to learn many other things like CSS (for styling the data), JavaScript (for front side scripting), PHP (for server-side scripting).

That’s all for today. Let me know if you have any opinions, ideas in the comment box. I will be back with the next tutorial about how to actually write code in HTML. Happy Programming!