Find the best HTML lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to write and use HTML. HTML is short for Hyper Text Markup Language. Because that's exactly what it is: HTML is the go-to markup language for creating a website. The "language" is divided into tags and what are known as ankle brackets(< and >). The Internet browser's job is to be able to read HTML code and create a visible webpage for the viewer to see. It's the inner goings of the Web and a vital tool for anyone looking to go into web design or anything digital.