HTML, which stands for HyperText Markup Language, is often referred to as a programming language, but this is not technically accurate. HTML is a markup language, meaning it is used to ‘mark up’ text and other content to be displayed in a web browser. It is not a programming language in the traditional sense, like Python or Java.
What is HTML? HTML is the main markup language used to structure content on the internet. It’s what gives web pages their structure, defining how elements like text, images, videos and links are displayed to visitors. HTML code consists of tags that are wrapped around pieces of content. For example, paragraphs of text are surrounded by
tags and headings by
tags. These tags let web browsers know how to display the content.