HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, and it is the foundation of the web. HTML is called a markup language, because it's a way to mark up regular text to specify structure. It's the wood, steel, and concrete that frames every website and web application. It's the skeleton that the rest of the web builds upon to define meaning and present information.
Everything is built on top of HTML's foundation. If you want to learn how to build on the web, you have to start with HTML.
Haus is the German word for house. It comes from Middle High German hūs (pronounced /haʊ̯s/). You can hear it here:
HTML.Haus is your home for learning how to build websites using HTML by starting with the foundation, the structure, the bones of the internet. HTML.Haus is both a resource for learning HTML from scratch and a reference for advanced users that want to look up certain elements. Finally, HTML.Haus also offers a series of copyable HTML5 templates. We invite you to steal them and make the web a better, more accessible, easier to navigate wunderland.
Willkommen zu Hause!
This website has pages to help you:
- Learn: a single page tutorial that takes you from a neophyte to an intermediate understanding of HTML
- Practice: with a memorization tool to help you remember all of the HTML tags available
- Reference: for broadly supported HTML elements with their syntax, sample code, and reusable templates
- Tools: to help you write better, faster, and stronger HTML by validating and generating it correctly
What is this website and why does it exist?
HTML.Haus harkens back to web development fundamentals by offering resources for writing better HTML.