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What Is HTML Exactly?

What is this HTML I'm talking about? Well, you've experienced it plently of times if you ever go on the WWW. HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and it's what is used to make web sites across the globe. The more in depth term for it is that it is a application of SGML that is consisted of tags to give elements their properties allowing the browser to retrieve the documentation to the page so it understands how to display the consisting elements. Some of you may be going "Uh . . . okay" followed by a long blank stare, so maybe I should explain a bit more. HTML is a relative of SGML which is coding that you write that the browser displays. Don't go thinking that the coding is all cryptic looking though. Actually, HTML is a fun and easy language to learn - might I add that it's addicting too. So if you're thinking about making your page, you will definately want to learn the language. Now some people who have better things to do that stay glued to a computer all day (yes, there are people out there with real social lives unlike us computer nrrrrds) decide, "Now wait a second, why learn all these codes when I can just buy a HTML editor and write the page on the fly?" Good thinking in theory, but HTML editors have limited capabilities. Personally, I prefer typing the coding out because this way I can achieve the look that I want rather than the look that the editor thinks that I want. Of course, this is coming from the girl that knows her static I.P. number by heart. But if you do decide that you want to take my advice, I truly recommend that you take a ride down to HTML Goodies where you will learn everything you need to know about HTML. Or you can surf around my site and get some info, but I will say that HTML Goodies is far better than my site. So head down there and give it a try.