Some Commonly Used HTML Tags



(<HTML>. . . </HTML>)* The entire HTML document
(<HEAD> . . . </HEAD>)* The head, or prologue, of the HTML document
(<BODY> . . . </BODY>)* All the other content in the HTML document
<TITLE> . . . </TITLE> The title of the document
<H1> . . . </H1> First-level heading large text size
<H2> . . . </H2> Second-level heading
<H3> . . . </H3> Third-level heading
<H4> . . . </H4> Fourth-level heading
<H5> . . . </H5> Fifth-level heading
<H6> . . . </H6> Sixth-level heading small text size
<P> . . . (</P>)* Paragraph Hitting a return in the HTML file will not make a new paragraph when the file is viewed. You need to use this tag to make a new paragraph.
<BR> Line Break This tag will show a blank line.
<HR> Horizontal Rule Creates a horizontal line on the page.
<!- . . . -> Comment The comments you write in the middle will not show up on the page when viewed.
<A href=> . . . </A> Link (A=Anchor) links the current HTML file to another file. Example: <A HREF="menu.html">Go back to Main Menu</A> This will display the file which is named in the quotes. The name of the link, which is the colored words you actually see goes between the first > and the second <. Here, the name of the link is Go back to the Main Menu Another example is : <A HREF="">ILTNet</A> This link will take you to another page on the Internet. You can see the Internet address in the quotes.
Definition list Put <DL> at the beginning, </DL> at the end, and <DT> for each :definition term" in the list. Use <DD> for each "definition" of each term. The definition will be indented.
<DT>Item One
<DD>Item One Definition
<IMG SRC="image.gif"> Inline Image Put the name of the graphic (.gif or .jpg) in the quotes.
<B> . . . </B> Bold Makes text bold
<I> . . . </I> Italic Makes text italic
<font size="+3"...</font> Font Size This tag is used to change the size of the font. It is better than using the header tag to make the font appear bigger.
"Table"=Starts a table.
"TR" (Table Row) = Starts a row.
"TD" (Table Data) = Starts a cell to enter data.
"/TD" = Puts an End to data entry.
"/TR" = Puts an end to a row.
"/table" = Ends Table.

( )* optional
==>> This document was originally created by Tom Gantz, Computer Analyst at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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