HTML is the language in which The Web is written. And is often used with CSS and JavaScript; which are all usually transported over HTTP.

HTML is a markup language that comes in 2 different flavors. "Normal" HTML, which originally was an SGML-based markup language. And XHTML, which is an XML-based markup language.

HTML is often generated dynamically from a server-side scripting language like PHP.

People who "write" HTML, either by hand or generating it dynamically with a server-side script they wrote, are said to be doing Web Development. (Using a WYSIWYG tool to create HTML, is not considered web development.)

I've been writting HTML markup by since 1995. I contributed to the creation of HTML 5. And contributed to the creation of a number of Microformats.


There have been a number of different versions of HTML: HTML 2, HTML 3, HTML 3.2, HTML 4, XHTML 1, and XHTML 1.1, XHTML 2, and HTML 5.

HTML Elements

For a full list of and a references for all the HTML Elements, see my HTML Elements page.

Example HTML

A simple example of an HTML file is...


          <title>Example Title Here</title>

              Hello world!

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