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HTML Codes and Tags

Hyper Text Markup Language or HTML as it is popularly known is the basic markup language for developing web pages. Invented way back in the year 1990 by a scientist named Tim Berners-Lee; HTML serves as a means for the creation of structured documents through the denotation of structural semantics for paragraphs, headings, links, etc. It can not just be used to create interactive forms but it also allows the embedding of images & objects.

As the name suggests, HTML is basically a markup language consisting of a set of markup tags or HTML tags, which are used to describe the web pages. These tags or keywords surrounded by angle brackets normally occur in pairs, where the first tag is the start tag or opening tag & the second tag is the end tag or closing tag.

Eg: <h1> Introduction</h1>
These HTML tags are contained in what is known as the HTML Document along with plain text. The HTML Documents are meant to describe the web pages.

Once these HTML pages are developed, a web browser like IE or Firefox reads the HTML document & displays it as a web page without displaying the HTML tags. However, these tags are used by the browser to interpret the content of the page.

Code Results

<h1> Displayed as Heading </h1>
<p> Displayed as Paragraph </p>

Displayed as Heading

Displayed as Paragraph

The text included between <html> & <html> describes the webpage.

HTML Tip 1

Use only hexadecimal #RGB values for colors. The behavior of named colors is browser-idiosyncratic and totally unpredictable.

HTML Tip 2

You can resize your images without a graphics program by changing the HEIGHT and WIDTH in your image tag.