"HTML and stuff"...
not rom hacking just hacking, you know, html and stuff
For starters, HTML is simply a markup language. Your browser (probably iexplore.exe) has a "view source" feature, either in a context menu or under the "View" menu. Check that, and you can view the source for the page. It's nothing fancy, and you can read up on the newer standards at http://www.w3c.org. The standard to conform to nowadays is XHTML 1.1, for web developement. People who make their websites entirely in Flash should be shot, then hung, then shot some more while they are hanging. Annoying bastards.
As for your perception of what hacking is... shut the hell up. now. I percieve you to be some sort of script kiddie, or a wannabe. You'll probably boast of your eliteness -- excuse me, "31337n355" -- as soon as you manage to dupe someone into loading Sub7 or Netbus or BackOrifice onto their win32 box. "hacking" isn't this.. this childish means of mischief.
Hacking is the means by which the internal workings of complex systems become known. Hacking is what revealed the workings of the CSS DVD encryption scheme, hacking is what causes people to screw up their windows registry 5 times before they figure out what the heck it's doing, but then figure it out and browse around it with ease. Hacking is what causes Norwegian college students to write a free and open POSIX-compliant UNIX clone, completely with original code.
So if you're out their to cause trouble, I encourage a mod to delete this thread.
As far as software cracks... why the heck are people still paying for proprietary software? Openoffice, Firebird, Thunderbird, The GIMP, MySQL, X-Chat, and a boatload of other projects... the Free Open Source Software community has provided a plethora of alternatives to lousy commercial software, and they've done it without burdening the user with restrictive licenses.