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ANSWER: HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. It is a language and file format that describes text and graphics. It is used mainly for displaying Web pages. The information that you are reading now is in HTML format.

If you want to learn how to write HTML code, you can do so without attending any classes or buying any books, because there is lots of free information about creating HTML on the Internet. Just use your favorite search engine to search for "Web development" ? you'll get lots of hits.

You don't need special software to write HTML code — you can use any text editing application or word-processing application. For example, if you're working on a Windows computer, you can use Notepad or Microsoft Word. Just make sure that you save your HTML files in plan-text (ASCII) format. You'll also want to give your files an .html or .htm filename extension, because software that deals with HTML files (such as Web browsers and Web servers) expects them to be named that way.

If you're going to be creating a lot of HTML code, you might want to buy an application that is made specifically for that purpose. Such applications are referred to as "HTML editors" or "Web-development tools," and they let you use a drag-and-drop approach to create HTML code. These applications generate HTML code behind the scenes so that you don't have to concern yourself with the details of how the HTML code is structured. They also allow you to create special visual effects and audio effects more quickly and more easily than you could if you were using a regular text editor or word processor.

Examples of HTML editors/Web-development tools are Adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage.


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