Learn HTML

Start at the beginning by learning HTML basics — an important foundation for building and editing web pages.

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    Approx. 9 hours
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About this course

Fun fact: all websites use HTML — even this one. It’s a fundamental part of every web developer’s toolkit. HTML provides the content that gives web pages structure, by using elements and tags, you can add text, images, videos, forms, and more. Learning HTML basics is an important first step in your web development journey and an essential skill for front- and back-end developers.

Skills you'll gain

  • Structure pages with HTML

  • Present data with tables

  • Write cleaner HTML


6 lessons • 4 projects • 5 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment
Meet the creator of the course
Zoe Bachman
Curriculum Director
Curriculum Director at Codecademy and creative technologist. She has designed a range of Codecademy courses, including Learn HTML, Learn C#, Learn Alexa, and the beginner-friendly Learn How to Code.

Learn HTML course ratings and reviews

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  • Amazing course! I love the "learn by doing approach" that it has. Furthermore, the answers to the questions asked in the forum are very informative. It's very fantastic, and it gave me a foundation to learn more about HTML. I am so glad that I found it, and other beginners should give it a try!
    Fidel I.
    Verified Learner
  • This was by far the best course I have ever taken for HTML! I was able to get help with the videos and the "get unstuck" button. It kept me so interested the whole time. I was at my computer for 2 days straight because I didn't want to stop! Thank you so much Codecademy!
    Desiree H.
    Verified Learner
  • Codecademy's HTML course is excellent for beginners. The interactive approach to learning makes it engaging and enjoyable, and the course is structured in a way that is easy to follow. The platform offers great support, including a helpful community forum and expert guidance. Overall, I highly recommend the course to anyone looking to learn web development.
    John A.
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Frequently asked questions about HTML

  • HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the skeleton of all modern web pages. Together with CSS and JavaScript, it forms the foundation of modern web development.