HTML is fairly simple to learn as it is just made up of a number of 'tags'.
A tag is a formatting command for the browser to interpret. A tag is formatted like this
Most tags come in pairs - one to mark the start the formatted block and the other to mark the end of the formatted block. The end marker includes a forward slash. The pair of tags look like this
For example a paragraph is marked with
Any text in-between the tags is treated by the browser as its own paragraph of text.
There are some single tags: <br/> is a command to render a new line and <hr/> tells the browser to draw a horizontal line.
Here are some examples of the tags, though there are many more.
|<h1> </h1>||Largest sized heading|
|<h2></h2> <h3> </h3> ....... <h6> </h6>||Headings 2 to 6, each heading is smaller than the previous one|
|<table> </table>||A table. These tags have to include a minimum of one row tag which itself surrounds a column tag|
|<table> <tr> <td> </td> </tr> </table>||A minimal table with one row and one colum. More rows and columns can be included.|
|<ul> <li> </li> </ul>||Unordered list (UL) with one line item (LI). The bullet marker type can also be defined (solid, circle etc)|
|<strong> </strong>||Make the text in-between, bold|
|<title> </title>||Title of the web page|
|<div> </div>||Defines a section or division within the HTML document|
|<form> </form>||The outline of a form formatting block. It needs to contain other tags within it to define the form itself such as <input>|
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