In this detailed article, we’ll see why is it important to learn HTML 5. What is the future scope and who can learn it?
HTML is a standard Markup Language created for creating a web page. HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. By using HTML we can describe the structure of Web pages. Nowadays HTML 5 is used to create web pages. It was published on Oct 2014 by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). In earlier HTML version we don’t find support for audio and video.
Why Learn HTML?
If you want to become a website developer then you have to learn HTML 5. Because it is the basic building block of web development. All the modern websites, website building services like WordPress, Wix, Weebly use HTML 5 to create your website.
Even if you want to build your website using this services then also you need some basic knowledge of HTML 5 to make some required changes in your website. If you are a beginner in coding them we will suggest you HTML 5 as your first computer language to learn.
What does it look like?
HTML is a tag-based language. We describe the structure of the web page by using marks up (tags). HTML elements are represented by tags. Tags contain an angular bracket between this angular bracket we have to write our tag name. In HTML there is an opening tag and closing tag.
Here is an example of how it will look.
!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title> My First Web Page </title> </head> <body> <p> This is a paragraph.</p> </body> </html>
Getting started with HTML?
Getting started with HTML is very easy you don’t require to install any expensive software. All the required tools for HTML are used by you every day. To get started with HTML you only need a text editor to write HTML.
- For Mac ( TextEdit, Sublime Text etc.)
- For Windows(Notepad, Notepad++, Sublime Text etc.)
- And a browser to run the HTML file that’s it. If you have all these on your computer or laptop your are ready to go with HTML.
Here is a video tutorial for beginners on HTML 5.