Hypertext Markup Language is a markup language used when creating web pages.

What is HTML

HTML is sometimes mistaken for a programming language. In reality, however, it is a markup language. Its principle is to describe individual attributes and tags in a language understandable to a web browser. HTML is the standard in this regard. In order for the Internet browser to know exactly what is on the page and to know for sure how to display the elements, HTML uses precisely defined tags.

For example, we insert the main title of these <h1> </h1> tags. Thanks to the defined CSS styles, the browser knows exactly what color, size, style and font to display the text. Likewise, the <strong> </strong> mark means boldness. You may have already noticed the difference between the opening and ending brand. At the end it is equipped with a slash. Therefore, the browser recognizes that the element is ending.

History of HTML

The HTML markup language began in 1989 on campus at CERN, Switzerland. Programmers Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau are behind its birth. Until then, more complex procedures were used to create documents. So Berners-Lee tried to simplify them, and in 1990 he designed the HTML language. It became part of the very first WorldWideWeb web browser.