WebDev 01: Introduction to HTML


What is HTML?

HTML stands for HypeText Markup Language, it provides structure to the content appearing on a website.

HTML Elements

tag: <h1></h1> element: <h1>Colar</h1>

basic ones

  • <body></body>: only content inside the opening and closing body tags can be displayed to the screen.
  • <h1></h1> <h6></h6>: six different headings.
  • <div></div>: short for division, a container that divides the page into sections.
  • <p></p>: plain text.
  • <span></span>: separate a piece of content form other content. <p><span>Self-driving cars</span> are anticipated to replace up to 2 million jobs over the next two decades.</p>

styling text

  • <em></em>: emphasize text, italic
  • <strong></strong>: highlight text
  • <br>: line break.


  • unordered lists
  • ordered lists

other content

  • image: <img src="image-location" alt="image-description" />, src is short for source, alt is short for alternative text.
  • video: <video src="video-location" width="320" height="240" controls> Video not supported </video> controls instruct the browser to include basic video controls such as pausing and playing.


  • <div id="intro">