In this generation, internet and websites has been a part of everybody. More and more business people start to see the power of website and moving a wisely choice from their brick-and-mortar business to the internet. Just to mentioned about the total website from 2008 until 2018. The total websites on internet tremendously grow from 170 millions (2008) to 1.6 billions (2018) according to internetlivestats data.
If you are still not familiar or have no ideas about the how the websites works. No worries, this is the more you can read more about it. No matter what websites you are buildings, in the web development today we can’t leave without HTML today. If you didn’t know about HTML, you can’t tell anyone that you understand how’s the websites really works. But if you do know about HTML, you had a good start of understanding the how the websites works.
What is HTML?
The HTML is stand for Hyper Text Markup language. It’s a markup language for documents designed to be displayed in a web browser. As a markup language, it’s required the web browser to interpreted by your browser in order to display the actual content that you would like to display. From the version HTML 1.0 to HTML5, they have a huge changes. From a simple text display to interactive display after over decades of the hardworks.
The Myths about HTML
A lots of people misunderstood about HTML, if you ask me about does the HTML is a programming language? I would said it’s a markup language rather than a programming language because most HTML tags are pretty simple and it mostly to display text, images, videos and many more directly to the visitor. However, programming language are dealing with more advanced stuffs. For example making the web pages dynamic.
How’s HTML Structure Looks Like on Code Editor?
A complete HTML website must start with
<! DOCTYPE html> tag having opening and ending of
<head> and also the
<body> tag. Without any single of opening or ending of html, head and body tag. It can’t consider a proper HTML site. The correct of HTML site might looks like the followings.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>This is Page Title.</title> </head> <body> <h1>Jorcus - My First Heading.</h1> <p>Welcome to my site, this is my first paragraph.</p> </body> </html>
As we mentioned on above, you might see there must be an opening with
<> tag and ending
</> with tag on a website. If you missed one, your site might not works properly. It’s necessary to end the html statement.
<! DOCTYPE html>, It tells the web browser the document type to helps the web browser display the web page correctly. You don’t need to end the tag, but you need to make sure it placed before all others HTML tag. It should be at the start of all HTML code and only appear once.
How’s HTML Looks like on Web Browser?
If you are opening with the web browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari) or any others web browser . You will only see the clean document without the HTML tag on the browser because the web browser had interpret the HTML tags. But it you are opening it with notepad or anything else. It will still show all the code. That’s how we write and edit them.