About HTML5 Tutorial

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Past of HTML

In 1992, Berners-Lee and the CERN team released the first draft HTML 1.0, which was finalized in 1993. This specification was so simple it could be printed on one side of a piece of paper, but even then it contained the basic idea that has become central in the recent evolution of HTML, which is the separation between logical structures and presentational elements. This is the most important single idea to grasp in learning HTML, IMHO. In 1994, HTML 2.0 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force’s HTML Working Group. This group later was disbanded in favor of the World Wide Web Consortium (http://www.w3.org), which continues to develop HTML.

What is HTML

HTML, which stands for Hypertext Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. It is written in the form of HTML elements consisting of "tags" surrounded by angle brackets within the web page content.

The major points of HTML are given below:

  • HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language.
  • HTML is used to create web pages.
  • HTML is widely used language on the web.
  • We can create a static website by HTML only.

It allows images and objects to be embedded and can be used to create interactive forms. It provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, quotes and other items. It can embed scripts in languages such as JavaScript which affect the behavior of HTML web pages.

HTML can also be used to include Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define the appearance and layout of text and other material. The W3C, maintainer of both HTML and CSS standards, encourages the use of CSS over explicit presentational markup.

What is HTML5

HTML5 is just the next version of HTML. The HTML5 specification was finalized in 2013 by the W3C. For the previous few years, the specification had been in flux, still being worked on by the W3C working groups. Browser manufactures have chosen to implement some of the specifications, but some high-profile companies are backing off the technology (Facebook for example). Coupling this with the specification previously not finalized, adoption has been slow.

About This Tutorial

This tutorial has been prepared for the beginners to help them understand the basic to advanced concepts of HTML.

Prerequisites for This Tutorial

I'm not assuming anything in this tutorial. If you've never built a Web page before, you're in the right hands. You don't need any experience, and you don't have to know anything about HTML, programming, or databases. I discuss everything you need.

If you're reasonably comfortable with a computer (you can navigate the Web and use a word processor), you have all the skills you need.

Target Audience

  • Students who are pursuing BCA, MCA, B.E/B.Tech (CS/IT/EC/EE/ME/Civil/Any other discipline).
  • Students who have "HTML" in their curriculum.
  • Candidates who wish to switch from service-based companies to product based.
  • Candidates who want to continue their career as Web Designer or Developer.
  • Candidates who are passionate about coding.

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