Hyper Text Markup Language or HTML is coding that is used to make a website or document. HTML is code is sent from a computer that is hosting (web hosting) a document to a clients computer and translated in the computer browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.). HTML formats the information so it is readable by humans. HTML is not considered to be an actual language by most coders, and the basics are fairly easy to learn. HTML uses something called tags to display text or a graphic in a certain manor. Tags are made up of the less than sign


and the greater than sign


that contain words. Most HTML has an opening tag and a closing tag at the end of a statement.

An example of HTML below:


is the opening of the tag or element, and would be closed by

HTML has several extensive formatting functions. These functions are called elements. HTML has bee accepted worldwide to format data from another computer on the web.

For more information see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML or http://www.w3schools.com/html/.



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