Before we move forward, let's standardize some vocabulary we'll use as you learn HTML. Here are some of the terms you'll see used in this course:
Angle brackets - In HTML, the characters
> are known as angle brackets.
HTML element (or simply, element) - HTML code that lives inside of angle brackets.
Opening tag - the first, or opening, HTML tag used to start an HTML element.
Closing tag - the second, or closing, HTML tag used to end an HTML element. Closing tags have a forward slash (
/) inside of them.
With the exception of a few HTML elements, most elements consist of an opening and closing tag.
In the following example, there is one paragraph element, made up of one opening tag (
<p>) and one closing tag (