Web pages are stored as HTML documents.
HTML can do several things:
</tagname>, although some can self-close
<head>- States where the page begins and ends.
<title>- States the title of the web page.
<body>- States where the page content begins and ends.
<p>- States where new paragraphs of text begin and end.
<h1>- Creates headers, such as the main title of the page.
<img>- Embeds images. These tags can self-close.
To see how a web page has been coded, use the ‘View Source’ option in the browser. HTML can look complicated at first, but by learning the basics you should be able to spot elements that you understand.
It is possible to create HTML pages on a desktop computer and view them in a browser - but they will not be on the internet unless they are uploaded to a server. HTML pages can be written in plain text editors, such as Notepad, and saved as an HTML file.
Blog sites such as WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger are free platforms that allow users to customise their blogs by editing HTML.