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Learn in 1 Hour: HTML Tags

Today we continue our series of blog posts dedicated to the Hour of Code. This time, we’ll talk about the very basics of frontend development — HTML tags, the main element in building a website. If you’ve missed our previous blog posts about what you can complete at JetBrains Academy in an hour or want to check the upcoming posts, read Hour of Code at JetBrains Academy.

HTML is a markup language used to define headlines, text paragraphs, links, images, and many other elements so that the browser knows how to structure the web page and show it to the user. One of the common uses of HTML is to create web pages that are displayed on the internet. The most important components of HTML are tags, which not only provide the page structure but also allow you to create lists and forms, add links and images, and so much more. 

At JetBrains Academy, you can dive straight into studying HTML and learn most of the basic HTML tags in just about an hour. Visit our educational topics to read all the necessary theory and then complete quizzes and coding tasks to apply your new skills straight to practice:

🕐 Tags and attributes
🕐 HTML page structure
🕐 Images
🕐 Lists
🕐 The <i> tag

First of all, get a more detailed introduction to HTML elements with the Tags and attributes topic. It will tell you all about nested, paired, and unpaired tags, and will teach you how to use them. 

Then, after learning about HTML page structure, try creating your first web page. It will be quite empty at first, but don’t worry – in a short time, you will be able to add images and lists and format your text to make everything look nicer. Voilà, now you have your first web page ready to go! 

If you’d like to learn more about web development, we invite you to check out our Frontend Developer track, which will teach you all you need to know about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to start creating your own applications.

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If you haven’t joined the Hour of Code celebration with JetBrains Academy yet, now is the time! Share a story about something interesting, challenging, or fun you’ve done at JetBrains Academy in 1 hour and get a chance to win a 25% discount on your personal subscription at JetBrains Academy. Learn more about the rules in the Hour of Code at JetBrains Academy blog post.

Happy Hour of Code!
Your JetBrains Academy team

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