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Creating a website can be complicated if you don’t understand the essential elements such as the different computer languages. Here is what you need to understand the HTML language which is the most used.

HTML: Definition

HTML, which stands for HyperText Markup Language, is a computer language for writing web pages. Thanks to it, it is possible to write hypertext, to format the content, to make input forms, to add images, videos or graphics in the page or to make the semantics of the web page. This language works with a system of tags that will be used to highlight the various elements through titles, subtitles, etc.

This language was created in the 1990’s and has evolved over time until the 5th version which is used today.


We often hear about HTML and CSS, but what is the difference between the two?

The difference is very simple, the HTML language serves the form of the text. It is really used to structure the content, so the text is best understood by the software that will analyze the web pages.

The CSS language is a language that is used for the style of the web page in terms of design, graphic elements and appearance. For example, it is this language that determines the font or the color of the text.

The tag system

The principle of the HTML language are the tags, that is to say that there are tags that surround the text and will structure it.

Example of a tag:

  • Text without tags: the HTML language works with tags
  • Tags to translate this line of text into HTML while maintaining this formatting: <p> HTML works with tags </p>