1.1  What is HTML ?

HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, which is the most widely used language on Web to develop web pages. HTML was created by Berners-Lee in late 1991 but “HTML 2.0” was the first standard HTML specification which was published in 1995. HTML 4.01 was a major version of HTML and it was published in late 1999. Though HTML 4.01 version is widely used but currently we are having HTML-5 version which is an extension to HTML 4.01, and this version was published in 2012. We represent as “ <tagname> Content goes here… </tagname>”

These are the some key features of html :-

  • HTML elements are the building blocks of HTML pages
    • HTML elements are represented by <> tags
    • HTML is Not Case Sensitive

HTML5 Browser Support

  • HTML5 is supported in all modern browsers.
  • In addition, all browsers, old and new, automatically handle unrecognized elements as inline elements.
  • Because of this, you can “teach” older browsers to handle “unknown” HTML elements.
  • You can even teach IE6 (Windows XP 2001) how to handle unknown HTML element

1.2  What is the scope of HTML5 in future ?

  • Web Apps development – HTML is used to create web pages which are rendered over the web. Almost every page of web is having html tags in it to render its details in browser.
  • User Interface – HTML used for design structure of web apps.
  • Responsive Design : HTML pages now-a-days works well on all platform, mobile, tabs, desktop or laptops owing to responsive design strategy.
  • Game development– HTML5 has native support for rich experience and is now useful in gaming developent arena as well.

1.2  What is the eligibility  to learn HTML?

HTML isa very simple language and a minimum 8th passed student, he has good knowledge of English can learn HTML. HTML is a MUST for students and working professionals to become a great Software Engineer specially when they are working in Web Development Domain. I will list down some of the key advantages of learning HTML:

  • Create Web site – You can create a website or customize an existing web template if you know HTML well.
  • Become a web designer – If you want to start a carrer as a professional web designer, HTML and CSS designing is a must skill.
  • Understand web – If you want to optimize your website, to boost its speed and performance, it is good to know HTML to yield best results.
  • Learn other languages – Once you understand the basic of HTML then other related technologies like JavaScript, php, or angular are become easier to understand.