HTML for beginners For starters i'll talk about the Basic commands for HTML using Notepad, Notepad ++ can be used but its up to you this thread is designed for those new to coding and building websites. The commands for writing code are called tags for example <html> now the text in between the arrows is called a tag. Now the commands are as follow... <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> Now in some of the tags you will see this / also called forward slash which means to close the tag to whatever text or image is between those two tags for example <body>insert text here</body>. Now what does each tag mean? Html is the website your building also is the website extension. Head is the name your calling your website, will explain more about this tag another time only explaining the basic commands for now. Body is where you put the information for your website, it can be anything from your favorite hobby to History about the world its your choice. I will explain more about this tag another time as it can contain heaps more advanced tags. And your other tags are you close tags to close of what you put into your website.