It was invented in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), and announced on the internet by Berners- Lee in 1991. Tim Berner-Lee Robert Cailliau
Hyper Text Markup Language It is a Language, as it has code-words and syntax like any other language. Also known as one of the document formats of the World Wide Web HTML is used to define the structure and layout of a Web page
The fact that it is hyper just means it is not linear i.e. you can go to any place on the Internet whenever you want by clicking on links; there is no set order to do things in.
Markup is what HTML tags do to the text inside them. They mark it as a certain type of text (italic text, for example). Markup language is a text-formatting language designed to transform raw text into structured documents
HTML consists of a series of short codes typed into a text-file by the site author, these are the tags. The text is then saved as a html file, and viewed through a browser, like Firefox. This browser reads the file and translates the text into a visible form.
Tells the Web browser how to display a Web pages words and images for the user. It determines the look and structure of a text like font type, size and color These websites can then be viewed by anyone else connected to the Internet and Its relatively easy to learn.
Different tags perform different functions. HTML is written in form of “html elements” consisting of tags, enclosed by <angle brackets> within the webpage content for example <html>
Attributes are always specified in the start tag Attributes provide additional information about an element Attributes come in name/value pairs like: name="value" Attribute Example HTML links are defined with the <a> tag. The link address is specified in the href attribute: Example <a href="http://www.funkmode.com/">This is a link</a>
Also HTML tags mostly come in pairs for example <h1> and </h1> <h1> is the start tag and (slash) </h1> is the end tag. In between html tags you can add text, images, tables, comments etc. The tags do not appear on the webpage but their effects do when you view it on a browser like Firefox or Google Chrome etc.