What is HTML?

Technical terms explained. Learn more about HTML

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications. With Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript it forms a triad of cornerstone technologies for the World Wide Web. Web browsers receive HTML documents from a webserver or from local storage and render them into multimedia web pages. HTML describes the structure of a web page semantically and originally included cues for the appearance of the document.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML.

Basic HTML 5 page layout looks like this:

<!doctype html>

 <h1>Heading text</h1>
 <p>Paragraph text comes here.</p>