Learn HTML to solve problems

Once you've covered the basics, there isn't one right path to learn HTML. You can pick up whatever you like at your own pace. HTML is simply a set of tags you can use to set up your document structure and add extra functionality to your document. The following articles explain thoroughly, with full working examples, how to use HTML for the most common, frequent Web development tasks. If you need a quick explanation of a tag, please head over to our HTML reference.

Common use cases

HTML covers a lot of very common use cases in Web design. It's highly likely you'll come across these scenarios:

Basic structure

The most basic application of HTML is document structure. If you're new to HTML you should start with this.

Basic text-level semantics

HTML specializes in providing semantic information for a document, so HTML answers many questions you might have about how to get your message across best in your document.

One of the main reasons for HTML is make navigation easy with hyperlinks (en-US), which can be used in many different ways:

Images & multimedia

Scripting & styling

HTML only sets up document structure. To solve presentation issues, use CSS, or use scripting to make your page interactive.

Embedded content

Uncommon or advanced problems

Beyond the basics, HTML is very rich and offers advanced features for solving complex problems. These articles help you tackle the less common use cases you may face:


Forms are a complex HTML structure made to send data from a webpage to a web server. We encourage you to go over our full dedicated guide. Here is where you should start:

Tabular information

Some information, called tabular data, needs to be organized into tables with columns and rows. It's one of the most complex HTML structures, and mastering it is not easy:

Data representation