What is HTML used for?
HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a form of computer language commonly used in creating Internet or webpages. And just like any other computer language, it uses codes and syntax that correspond to a variety of display instructions and applications.
Since it is called a markup language, HTML allows for formatting of text in terms of size, color, or font to give it a design or artistic twist. This same concept has led its use in making and designing web pages.
HTML started in 1990 as the official language of the World Wide Web. It was originally used for its “hyperlink” features wherein users will click on a particular word and will be transported or redirected to the ‘linked’ website location of the said word. Eventually, more and more users used the language because it was considered easy and simple to learn. This led to the development of internet browsers, which have the capability to display HTML pages or documents.
HTML has since evolved to cater to the ever-growing popularity of the Internet. Many other programs can now be incorporated to different webpages to add more features and increase functionality.