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Frequently asked questions about HTML

What is HTML?

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard language used to write web browser pages since 1993. A markup language, HTML defines its elements using tags used by the browser to interpret the page’s contents. HTML is often used together with CSS, a technology for defining the style (fonts, colors, etc.) on a web page, and JavaScript, a scripting language. HTML is specified in the HTML Living Standard, currently available in English, Japanese and Chinese.

HTML5 is the latest major version, released in 2014. It updated HTML to better display multimedia content, including video and audio, support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), and new APIs allowing the use of new features such as drag and drop, editable content, touch events, messaging, and more. This update rendered older ways to display rich content on web browsers, such as Adobe’s Flash, obsolete.

What is HTML used for?

HTML is mainly used to write web pages and offline documentation, but current HTML5, CSS, and Javascript features and fast browser engines also allow browser game development, which was mostly limited to Flash in the past.

How long does it take to learn HTML?

Basic HTML can be learned in one or two weeks, although it’s recommended to study CSS and JavaScript too, as those technologies are often used together with HTML.

What are the prerequisites for learning HTML?

There are no prerequisites for learning HTML.