What are hypertext and HTML? Web pages
- Hypertext: Web pages are constructed in hypertext. Such pages do not have the linear constraints of the printed page. Links are included that cross reference one page to another so the reader can immediately access additional text. (Hyper- comes from the Greek word meaning “over” or “beyond”.)
- HTML (”hypertext markup language”): So that web pages can be read by a browser they are “marked up” in html. Files with the .html suffix can therefore be proofed by dragging them onto a web browser. Each html element starts and ends with a tag. For example < h1> and </h1>. These can be used to “mark up” how text will be displayed (size, font and style). If you want to see the source coding for web pages in your browser select View>View Source Coding.
- HTML5 is the 5th revision of HTML with features built in to make it easier to include multimedia and graphical content on websites without having to resort to proprietary plugins and APIs (application programming interfaces). Features are also included for low-powered devices such as smartphones and tablets. Graphic News uses Adobe Edge to produce igraphics in HTML5.