Last Updated on August 17, 2022 by Umer Malik
Did you know that the first version of HTML was written in 1993 by Tim Berners-Lee? If you have heard of HTML but are wondering what in the world is an HTML webpage, you are in the right place. We have put together this quick guide to answer your question and to share the ins and outs of HTML code.
Keep reading to not only learn about the HTML webpage but also how to create one.
What Is an HTML Webpage?
HTML is a language that defines the structure of your content and it stands for HyperText Markup Language. Think of HTML as a series of elements that you can use to enclose different parts of the content to make it act a certain way.
An HTML webpage is made up of a ton of HTML tags that say what each type of content is on the page because every content type is surrounded by HTML tags. Each tag is denoted by brackets and certain letters. For example, a paragraph would open with the following tag “<p>” and would end with “</p>.”
A good way to remember what HTML does is that it provides the tools that you need to structure content on a website. Spire PDF is a great way to get started when you first start coding websites.
Creating a Simple Webpage Using HTML
You can use a basic text editor on either a MAC or Windows computer to get started. Start by typing in the following “<!DOCTYPE HTML>” and then press the ENTER key. This opening line will tell the web browser that this is an HTML document.
Next type in your opening tag for your HTML code: <HTML> and press ENTER. Then open your HTML head with the following “<head>” and press ENTER.
Then type in <title> to add a title to your page. Next to that tag, type in the title you want for your page and then wrap up the title with the following “</title>” to close your title tag and press ENTER.
Last but not least, type “</head>” to close the entire head.
You should now see the following on your text document:
<title>My Web Page</title>
Once you have your heading established you can work on the body of the page by adding this tag “<body>.” Everything that you write after this tag will appear on your webpage. You can use headers to differentiate between your paragraphs and headings with this tag <h1>” and close each header with a backward slash like this: “</h1>.”
Feeling Like an HTML Webpage Pro?
We hope that now that we answered the question “what is an HTML webpage?” and showed you how you can create one, you can feel confident with making decisions about HTML moving forward.
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