HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, and it is the markup language used for the creation of most web pages today. The language consists of a variety of different elements within the web page. These elements, or tags, are enclosed in brackets, and they tell the browser to interpret the text or images in certain ways. For example, the <H1> tag would tell the browser to interpret the items between the tags as Heading 1. The <b> tag before and after the word or phrase would denote bold text.
The basics of HTML are easy to grasp, but doing complex tasks can be very difficult for those who are new to coding and writing in the language. Web browsers read the HTML elements and convert them into the web pages that people see when they surf the web.