HTML Zen Coding is a plugin for many popular HTML editors that gives the web developer many tools for quickly building out HTML pages. If you are comfortable (and enjoy) CSS selectors popular today in many frameworks (such as jQuery) then this may be for you.
When we build HTML documents, we are always building code that is repetitive, and we have ways of making that better. Creative copying and pasting usually. Sometimes I feel like I’m playing music on my keyboard when I do my copy paste and edit keyboards commands over and over.
With Zen Coding the process is much “simpler”. You need to learn the syntax, which is straightforward for most selector friendly folks — but it will shorten your workload and let you do some things that you may have avoided before.