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Is HTML  a trendy technology or not? Does it worth learning it? Of course. If you look at the trends the slight decrease doesn’t have much to do with the popularity of HTML, but with the infusion of too many other new technologies people focus on. Developers speak less about HTML because they are interested more in modern web frameworks like vue.js, angular or react. But in the end, everything renders in the browser as HTML (and JavaScript, CSS).

Therefore, the HTML language is here to stay. And every web novice developer starts from HTML.

Does learning HTML alone enable developers to deliver fully functional web applications? No. HTML defines the syntax that describes the structure and elements of a document. But not the interactions between these elements. To enrich a page with dynamic behavior like `show a popup when a button is clicked` requires mastering another language called JavaScript. The `showing` behavior is programmed with JavaScript. The existence of a `popup` and a `button`, their positions in the page and so forth are described with HTML. And as this is not enough, for powerful presentations and customizable themes, you’ll have to learn a new language called CSS.

Indeed. You may use HTML to build beautiful documents as you’d normally do with any word editor. It will be harder, but more beautiful. That’s one way of getting benefits from learning enough HTML and practice it. That’s why one of the most common exercises for novice web developers is to build their own CV with HTML. Connecting the dots?

A fully committed student, working hard studding 8h/day for 20 days, with great materials and a bit of mentoring, may be autonomous in building web pages. But the journey doesn’t stop here as there are many things to be learned along the way. If you find yourself here, you’ve explored mostly the web page programming for a browser. Some companies might already find your help needed. But full autonomy to consider yourself an advanced beginner will take in average 2 years of hard and consistent work on real projects.  

Is there anything that might deprecate HTML? Indeed, there is. A new technology emerges behind the scenes of WebAssembly. But this is not for today and its main purpose is not to replace HTML, rather to complement, even if it will have the potential to build rich and powerful applications without HTML.

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About HTML

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for documents designed to be displayed in a web browser. It can be assisted by technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and scripting languages such as JavaScript. Web browsers receive HTML documents from a web server or from local storage and render the documents into multimedia web pages. HTML describes the structure of a web page semantically and originally included cues for the appearance of the document. HTML elements are the building blocks of HTML pages. With HTML constructs, images and other objects such as interactive forms may be embedded into the rendered page. - read more on Wikipedia

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