First developed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990, HTML is short for HyperText Markup Language. HTML is used to create electronic documents (called pages) that are displayed on the World Wide Web. Each page contains a series of connections to other pages called hyperlinks. HTML defines the structure and layout of a Web document by using a variety of tags and attributes. Every webpage you look at is written in a language called HTML. You can think of HTML as the skeleton that gives every webpage structure. It is the most basic building block of a webpage and used for creating and visually representing a webpage. It determines the content of a webpage, but not its functionality.
In class last week I got to write some HTML. I got very excited when my codes turned into legible sentences. At first, I did not understand it and got a bit frustrated as I had missed the previous week due to sickness. I eventually got to convert a picture from code ( I had saved it in the wrong file on my computer) with a little help from a classmate who showed me where to find it. Next step was attaching a website in HTML. I like new challenges and this was a good one.
I am looking forward to learning more about HTML and seeing what goes on behind the page that you see on the Web. I will look at it all very differently now that I know about HTML. I have created and uploaded my DigiNannaDublin page to the Internet so I have become an active participant in the World Wide Web as my site is online.