Introduction to HTML


HTML determines the content of a webpage, and is a standard shared across all browsers.


Tags in HTML are used structure the content in a webpage. They are denoted using less than and greater than symbols, such as <html>. These symbols are sometimes called angle brackets as they act as brackets around the content.

Tags that are opened should also be closed. This is done with the same tag, but with a slash immediately after the less than sign.

<!-- Content inside the tag -->

Some tags don’t need closing, and we will get into those later

Tag Attributes

Opening tags can also have attributes, an example of this is the <html> tag, this has a lang attribute

<html lang="">
<!-- Content inside the tag -->

The most common uses of attributes are style and class, which we will get into later