Contrary to what many people believe, HTML is not a programming language. It's a markup language. Unlike programming languages, it doesn't contain step-by-step instructions that tell a computer what to do. Instead, it contains instructions that tell a browser how to format and decorate web page content.
The instructions are written as Tags. Tags are keywords that reside within a pair of angular brackets (
>). Typically, you enclose some content between a pair of tags.
For example, the
</strong> in the markup you just tried out is tag pair. The pair consists of an opening tag and a closing tag. The difference between an opening tag and the corresponding closing tag is usually a forward slash (
<strong> is the opening ...