4. HTML - the very basics of a web site.

A "web site" is made up of one or more web 'pages'.

A web site structure

A web page is created by writing code in a language called HTML.

HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It was developed especially to create web pages.

You may be looking at a web page right now and thinking "where is this HTML" - I can't see it.

To see the HTML code of most web pages take these steps:

  1. View the page in a web browser.
  2. Right click your mouse over the page text and a small menu will appear close to the mouse (right clicking over a picture gives you a different menu) Click on the "View Source" in the menu list.
  3. A page full of words and symbols will appear in a separate window

This is the HTML code that makes up the web page you are viewing.

html code
This is what html looks like.

All the coloured text surrounded by < > are html 'tags'.


Challenge see if you can find out one extra fact on this topic that we haven't already told you

Click on this link: HTML