HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, it is the language used to display web pages that uses tags and attributes.Tim Berners-Lee was the founder of HTML. HTML became popular in the 1990's with the boom of the internet. There are five versions of HTML. HTML has evolved from a simple language with a small number of tags to a complex system of mark-up language.


Any Text editor can be use dto create HTML documents. The Most commonly used text editors are

  • Notepad (windows)
  • WordPad (Windows)
  • Simpletext(Mac)

Common Usage

The usage example shows four commonly used HTML tags. The <html> tag is used to show that a section of text is html code. The <title> tag encloses “Sample Title” and sets the page title that is shown by a web browser. The <body> tags are the main content section of a web page. The <p> tag shows that the “Sample Text” is encloses is a paragraph, and will be automatically indented and spaced by any web browser that displays it.

Common Tags

<title>Sample Title</title>
<p>Sample Text</p>

HTML In The News

HTML has gone through several versions, starting with original HTML and working up to HTML4. Currently, HTML5 is in development by the World Wide Web consortium w3c. HTML5 adds more features to HTML4 to make HTML more useful for internet video, multimedia, and web 2.0 applications.

HTML Humor

HTML tags are commonly used in humor as shown in these pictures here.


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