HTML TagsWhat is HTML?In order to display a web page a computer needs to know a lot more than just what words or images should be on thescreen. It needs to know where to place the content, what size to make it, what fonts and colors to use, and lots of other information that turns ordinary text and images into a full web page.To solve this problem computer scientists have created languages that communicate this extra information. HTML, short for Hypertext Markup Language, is one language that helps solve this problem. Using a system of tags HTML lets a programmer indicate the purpose of different parts of a web page. This lets the computer know how it should display these different elements.HTML TagsHTML indicates the purpose of different parts of a web page by surrounding them with pairs of opening and closing tags, like in the example below.HTMLTagTag NameWhat it does<p>Opening Paragraph TagStart of a paragraph. Paragraphs are just blocks of text in your web page.