Learn HTML: the first steps with the standard web language

At the end of the 1980s, the British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee developed the basic components of the World Wide Web. As an employee at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), he initially devoted himself to an internal project, which intended to enable cross-country information exchange between CERN laboratories, partly in France and partly on Swiss soil. As the basis for the planned network infrastructure, Berners-Lee used hypertext, a text form that is conveyed through cross-references (hyperlinks) and written using a markup language. He co-developed this markup language, known as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

Together with many other components, such as the HTTP transfer protocol, the URL, browsers, and web servers, HTML is still the foundation of global digital networking. This means that it’s compulsory for developers to learn this web language. To help you get to know the principle of the markup language and to make it easier to get started, we have summarized the most important principles and tips for beginners in this HTML tutorial.

  1. What is HTML?
  2. Which software do you need to write HTML code?
    1. Simple text editors
    2. HTML editors
  3. Creating the first HTML pages
  4. HTML: basics of the text structure
    1. Define paragraphs using the


    2. Placing the headings: the tag
  5. Main heading: my first webpage
  6. Second heading
    1. Emphasizing passages and words using italic or bold features: , , , and
  7. Main heading: my first webpage
  8. Second heading
    1. Creating lists: tailored lists using the