Markup languages

Markup languages are used to tell a browser how to set out a web page.

They consist of tags used to identify elements that define how different parts of the page should be displayed.

The tags themselves are not shown on the screen.

HyperText Markup Language is an example of a markup language. It is abbreviated as HTML.

HTML can be used to:

  • set where text should be placed
  • describe the structure of text, eg headings, paragraphs
  • create hyperlinks
  • embed images
  • create sections within the page
An HTML web page.