Introduction to HTML Basics

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I am here to help you to learn HTML5.

To learn to create a dynamic website, we need to learn:
   

HTML4 basics and then the new advanced features of HTML5.
   
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CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for applying styles to webpage, in which we will be learning    standard CSS and new CSS3 features.
   
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JavaScript – used for processing of the site.

Here HTML5 is used for the markup purpose i.e. the layout and presentation .CSS is used for styling purpose and JavaScript is used for functioning of the webpage. For eg: it may be used for some calculation or some processing to be done.

Considering that you know basic html, let us discuss some HTML BASICS

What is HTML?

   

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language.
   
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Markup Language means a language having markup tags.
   
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HTML document has the extension “.html” or “.htm”.
   
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HTML document is also called as webpage.
   
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HTML is not a programming language, but is the language only used to create a layout or a    presentation of a webpage. For processing of a web page other languages are used.
   
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World Wide Web Consortium creates the standards for HTML.
   
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CSS is used to style the HTML pages.

Tag Elements :

   

HTML uses tag elements.
   
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Tag elements are the keywords (tag names) enclosed in angle brackets.
   
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Content shown on the webpage is wrapped in an open and closing tag.
   
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For Eg see below:

<h1>This is the header tag</h1>

<h1>----</h1>

   

Above tag is the heading tag. When you use it, the content will be shown in big size and in bold below

Introduction to HTML

   

Tags can be paired or unpaired.
   
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Paired means, start tag have a closing tag with a trailing slash “/” before the keyword.
          For Eg some of the paired tags are listed below
Paragraph tag

Heading tag


Italic tag