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The Basics of Web Design > HTML - Hypertext Markup Language

HTML - Hypertext Markup Language

If you choose Source from the View menu in Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, a window will open displaying the HTML code of that particular page. HTML uses only ASCII characters (ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange), so it works on multiple platforms. This means that a Web page created on a PC can be read and interpreted by a browser running on another platform, such as a Macintosh. An HTML tag usually has a beginning and an end component, both of which are placed in angle brackets; the end tag sports a slash (/). Despite the long list of HTML tags, such as those for headers, paragraphs, justification, and so on, the language is relatively easy to learn, and you can create a Web page by writing HTML code in a text editor.


The HTML source code when opened in a browser.



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