HTML5 Basics: What is HTML5

HTML5 is one of the languages for creating web pages. A web page is built using three languages: HTML5 for the content, CSS3 for the presentation of the content, and JavaScript used to interact with the content. But the most important language in any web page is HTML5. Without HTML5 we cannot provide the content, the information, we want to share with others. So what is HTML5?

What is HTML5?

HTML5 is a language that we can use to put content on a web page. With HTML5, we tell a browser (Edge, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) what is the structure and semantics of our content.

HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and the number 5 is the most recent version of the language.

HTML tells the browser what kind of content we want to use, whether is a text, an image, a video, an audio, a list, a table, etc. Also can contain hyperlinks, a special kind of content that connects a web page with another web page or resource over the internet.

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