What does HTML stand for?

Hyper-Text Markup Language

HTML is an acronym for hyper-text markup language, which is a language used to create webpages. The language uses tags to define the layout and elements of pages.

In order to be displayed properly on a site, pages must conform to the HTML rules, which are based on a list of tags that describe the format and what is displayed. HTML also uses CSS pages for formatting many of the elements within pages.


Do you have a favorite program that helps you create HTML pages, and please don't say Microsoft Word?
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Updated November 28, 2016

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