Understanding HTML Basics for Beginner

Understanding HTML Basics for Beginner

Posted on 2024-06-27 20:43:04


HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the foundation of web development. It provides the structure and content of web pages, defining how information is displayed on the internet.

1. What is HTML?

HTML is a markup language that defines the structure of your content. It consists of a series of elements, which you use to enclose, wrap, or mark up different parts of your content to make it appear or act in a certain way.

2. Basic Structure of an HTML Document

            <!DOCTYPE html>
            <html lang="en">
                <meta charset="UTF-8">
                <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
                <title>Understanding HTML Basics for Beginners</title>
                <!-- Your content goes here -->

The basic structure includes the `` declaration, `` element, `` section for meta information and scripts, and `` section for visible content.

3. HTML Tags and Elements

HTML uses tags to define elements within a document. Tags are surrounded by angle brackets, and most come in pairs that indicate the start and end of the element.

Examples of tags include `

` to `

` for headings, `

` for paragraphs, `` for links, `` for images, `

4. Attributes in HTML

Attributes provide additional information about an element and are specified within the start tag. They can define the appearance, behavior, or provide metadata for elements.

Common attributes include `src`, `href`, `alt`, `class`, `id`, `style`, etc.

5. Text Formatting and Semantic HTML

HTML offers semantic tags that describe the content they contain, making it easier for browsers and search engines to interpret.

Examples of semantic tags

 include `
`, `

6. Creating Links and Images

Links (`` tags) are created using the `href` attribute to navigate between web pages, while images (`` tags) are inserted with the `src` attribute specifying the image URL and `alt` attribute providing alternative text.

Now that you have a basic understanding of HTML, you can start building your own web pages. Explore further and practice creating different elements to enhance your skills!