What Does HTML Mean?

By David Casselbury

HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. It’s a computer language that allows the creation of electronic documents, specifically Web pages. Every Web browser uses HTML to format the information provided by the document’s creator through the use of tags and attributes. These elements are inserted between angle brackets, which are then placed around text.

HTML and Web Design

Though it’s a basic language, HTML has been updated every few years since its release in 1990; the current iteration is HTML5. In addition to changes made during each version of HTML, additional languages have been added to improve its look and functionality. CSS, PHP and Java Script are a few of the additional languages that are combined with HTML to create the visually stimulating and interactive Web pages available today.