HTML is the markup language of the web. If you want to build a website, you need to know HTML. It’s that simple.
HTML is not a programming language, it’s a markup language. A markup language is a set of markup tags. HTML uses tags likeand to structure content.
The purpose of a web browser is to read HTML documents and display them. The browser does not display the HTML tags, but uses them to interpret the content of the page:
In this tutorial we will use Netbeans 7 as our HTML editor. Netbeans is free and easy to download and install.
If you don’t have Netbeans installed on your computer, you can get it from the link below:
Once you have Netbeans installed, open it up and let’s get started!
Creating your first HTML document
To create a new HTML document in Netbeans, go to File > New File… In the New File dialog box, select “HTML” from under the “Web” category:
This will bring up the HTML template in Netbeans:
The template consists of two parts:
The declaration defines this document to be HTML5
The element is the root element of an HTML page