This is intended to be a simple introduction to HTML
(when it's finshed...).
HTML is a Markup Language used to describe content, an HTML file is a text file with a specific structure. A web browser can take the HTML and render it graphically, this is happening all the time as you browse the web. You can easily see the HTML the web browser is using to render any page by right clicking on it and selecting 'View Source' (in Firefox, 'View Page Source') - try it now. You should see something like this:
You'll see a lot of angled brackets (less than and greater than), these delimit 'tags' - so a tag is a less than bracket, followed by some text and then a greater than bracket, and the tags describe the structure of the HTML document.
Paragraphs, headings, oh my... Boxes within boxes within boxes
Heads, bodies, titles... Bigger boxes.
So now we're ready to write your first page...
Now it's time to smarten things up a little, go to the introductory CSS article