HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. Here, Hyper basically refers to non-linear characteristic. It does not follow any particular segment for computer programming. It means a website page can be opened and viewed from anywhere, anytime, and through any type of computing medium. Text refers to the input format, here basically English alphabet and numerical. Markup is simply the overall writing or coding structure. language is the mode in which the entire coding is written.
HTML is used for developing webpages. HTML is also sometimes used in creating document pages. But these pages cannot be read normally like those being created via word processors. HTML pages can be viewed only through a browser that support this particular language. In this world, there are not a single web browser present that does not support HTML based pages. It is through the help of web browsers that HTML coded articles can be read. However, there are special software tools also available for this purpose. HTML code read, CSS file reader, etc. are available in plenty.
One thing to keep in mind: HTML codes are written using a word processors like MS-Word, Notepad, or even Open Office. Once the code is written, save it in one of the following formats: TEXT or ASCII TEXT DOS. For beginners who have just started writing HTML, they often have a tendency to save every single page in a separate folder. But, this is a process that is not required at all. Simply save the pages in a single folder of the hard drive. A very important suggestion to give and follow: when saving these files, always click the “Save As” tab. This will ensure that the files are not being saved to its default format. If the normal “Save” tab is clicked, then the file will get saved in its default format. But that is not required. The file should be saved in TEXT or ASCII TEXT DOS format only. Always remember, when saving a file in word processor in formats other than the above two mentioned ones, then lot of other settings also gets saved like margin setting, word fonts, etc. But these settings are not required at all. Only the text is needed. This can be obtained only if the word file is saved in TEXT or ASCII TEXT DOS format.
It is also important to name the document properly. This will help in reading the HTML coded articles. Before adding the suffix, a proper name to the document should be given. In fact, this is the right procedure. First of all the name should be given. This should be followed by a proper suffix. To name the HTML document, simply follow the below mentioned format:
At first, choose a name. It can be simply anything. However, those who have a PC that does not feature a Windows OS, they can only enter 8 letters for naming the file. Then, the suffix should be added. Since the file is a HTML document, the suffix should be either “.htm” or “.html”. Then, save it. Once the document is saved in the above mentioned format, it can be opened in the browser. Simply type the address of the file location in the browser address bar and press “Enter” from the keyboard. The created HTML coded article will be opened. It can be read easily.
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