A webpage can contain headings, paragraphs, images, videos, and many other types of data. Front-end developers use HTML elements to specify what kind of information each item on a webpage contains — for instance, the “p” HTML element indicates a paragraph. Developers also write HTML language code to specify how different items relate to one another in the overall structure of the page.
Every website you open in your web browser, from social networks to music services, uses HTML. A look under the hood of any website would reveal a basic HTML code page, written with an HTML editor, providing structure for all the page’s components.
How HTML Works in a Webpage
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