HTML is very necessary for web developers. Its the very first step in learning to code. The ability to code using HTML is essential for any web professional. Acquiring this skill should be the starting point for anyone who is learning how to create content for the web.Back in those times websites were called static websites. When I first started to build websites its all we had until PHP got rolling. Static websites still exist today and work well and have a place in web development. Don’t think for a minute you don’t need to learn HTML, because you will be wrong.
So in closing I would say you need to learn HTML before any other coding if your new to coding and or web development. Most high schools today teach HTML in their computer classes so you might already know the basics. There are many websites that offer HTML learning including apps you can install on your device. Anyone can learn HTML. Its not that hard and YES you will forget some things along the way, but that’s whats great about the web. You can always refresh your mind with a simple web search if you ever get stuck on a piece of code.