HTML, which stands for HyperText Markup Language, is a standard markup language used to create and design documents on the World Wide Web. It forms the backbone of most web content and provides the basic structure for web pages. HTML uses markup tags to define elements within a document, such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, images, and other multimedia elements.
HTML documents are interpreted by web browsers to display content on the screen. The structure and content of a web page are defined by the HTML, and the appearance is controlled by CSS. Together, these technologies play a crucial role in creating a rich and interactive web experience.