Although it is possible to create websites using other methods, learning HTML lets you make them without the use of additional software (only a web browser and a text editor like Notepad are needed), and gives you greater control over their appearance and efficiency. It is possible to learn HTML from several different sources.
A number of websites offer tutorials on programming in HTML. Many of these are provided for free, and examples of code functions are made available. This method of learning HTML is free, although it may not provide thorough or detailed-enough instruction for beginners.
Another option, for those it applies to, is to learn it in a high school class. Many high schools offer HTML courses, and these may even include college credits in some schools. Advantages of this method are that it is free and can be completed in time which would otherwise still be spent at school. In contrast to taking such a course in college, you will not have to pay for the textbook and homework is likely to be less extensive.
Some colleges (esp. technical and community) and universities offer classes in HTML programming. These classes may or may not have the acronym “HTML” in their course title. This option for learning it is the most expensive and time-consuming, but may be considered if you are already attending college (or are planning to) and need to earn college credits.
The best method for learning HTML depends upon your learning style, the amount of free time you have available, and how much you can afford to spend.