In order to make a web page you need certain tags. Tags have the <...> to represent when and where that specific part begins. Use the </...> to represent where that specific part of the code will end. There are many different types of tags to represent different things. The basic ones are: The <!DOCTYPE html> declaration defines this document to be HTML5. The <html > element is the root element of an HTML page. The <head > element contains meta information about the document. The <title > element specifies a title for the document. The <body > element contains the visible page content. The <h1> element defines a large heading. The <> element defines a paragraph. (Most information was taken from "http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_intro.asp")