Hello, and welcome to my website. I would like to thank you for considering me to teach you. Over the next few days, if not today, I hope to teach you about HTML and its history. We will begin with the history and transition into the basics, and eventually specific and special tags. I hope you find your learning experience to be an enjoyable one as well as an educational one. So sit back and put your feet up as I walk you through the programing experience.
Are you ready to code!?!
Lets begin by learning what HTML is.
HTML is a language that stands for Hypertext Markup Language that was named after how electronic documents would be linked together through the use of hyperlinks as well as how originally papers would mark up the margins of a paper with the printer's instructions. The fundamentals were first proposed by Vannevar Bush in 1945 which would latter be used by Tim Berners-Lee to create HTML. It was invented in 1990 and with the help of the greatly improved communications of the time combined with the growing users on the world wide web allowed for the more efficient communication and distribution of information among individuals. HTML was originally intended to be used by scientists to exchange papers regardless of location because in that time, to do share documents would require that you meet in person. However, it was not used solely by scientists as people outside of the scientific community soon found that it was easy to learn with a multitude of other potential uses and applications and began to code for themselves. Soon, competition began to arise between companies in the making of browsers, or a program that is used to navigate the World Wide Web, competing over popularity. Companies would compete through the creation of new elements and tags to make their website better than the other in an attempt to draw people towards their browser rather than others. Problems became noted though as many web pages looked different from browser to browser, making it very time consuming to make a web page that would look the same across all of the different browsers. As time went on, many poorly written web pages began to fill up the World Wide Web and so many web browsers created programs that would reject anything poorly written, putting in place a strict form of HTML in hopes of improving the quality of the web pages. In the years after, HTML underwent numerous changes and additions that changed countless websites for the better and today websites are hardly recognisable as to what they were when HTML first came out.