Since the early days of the web, there have been many HTML versions :
- HTML 1.0: This was the barebones version of HTML in 1991 and the very first release of the language.
- HTML 2.0: This version was introduced in 1995 and it gradually evolved to allow extra capabilities including form-based file upload, tables, client-side image maps, and internationalization.
- HTML 3.2: In an attempt to ensure the development of standards for the World Wide Web, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was founded by Tim Berners-Lee in 1994. By 1997, they published HTML 3.2.
- HTML 4.0: Later in 1997, the W3C released HTML 4.0 — a version that adopted many browser-specific element types and attributes.
- HTML 4.01: In December 1999, HTML 4.01 was released.
- XHTML: The specification for this was introduced in 2000 and it was recommended to be used as the joint-standard with HTML 4.01. It incorporated XML to ensure code is properly written and to ensure interoperability between programming languages.
- HTML5: The W3C published HTML5 as a recommendation in October 2014 and will later release HTML 5.1 in November 2016.
Why choose HTML Editor?
If you will be creating web pages in HTML, you will need an HTML editor. There are several benefits to using an HTML editor.
HTML can be edited by using a professional HTML editor like:
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Microsoft Expression Web
- CoffeeCup HTML Editor
For learning, we recommend a text editor like Notepad, Notepad++, TextEdit & Sublime.
A good HTML editor will keep your code clean and organized. It will also detect when you open a new tag and automatically close it to avoid you having a buggy code and as a result reducing how much typing you have to do. Most HTML editors today also allow you to preview your web page to see how it will look in a web browser using their WYSIWYG feature.