What is HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)?

HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)

What does HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) mean?

A markup language that has been created specifically for the displaying of applications and web pages in web browsers. HTML is like other markup languages, annotating a document as well as describing its structure, syntax and layout. While HTML tells the browser what to display, it doesn’t specify the visual design elements such as font, colors, and other design elements. Those are controlled by cascading style sheets or CSS.

When creating your own website for your online business, you can opt to use a platform such as those provided by WordPress, Wix or other web hosting providers, or you can choose to use HTML for creating your content. In order to create a website with HTML, you will need prior knowledge of how to use it and an in-depth understanding of computer programming. For most users who wish to build a basic website these days, no knowledge of HTML is needed  as WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors such as WordPress allow you to build websites without any HTML knowledge.

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