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Basic HTML Tags

This page seeks to cover all the Basic HTML Tags and teach you about them and what they do. These Basic HMTL tags are the most important tags to learn, because you will be using these HTML tags over and over again.


I will only provide a brief description of the HTML tags here, and if you would like more information on that specific tag, then I suggest you go to that page.


The HTML Tags are going to be in Red so that it is easier for you to see them.

<html> Tag

The HTML Tag is the first tag of a typical HTML page. It tells the browser that the contents of this page will be HTML. On a HTML page, you will only have one opening HTML tag at the beginning of the document and one closing tag at the end. eg. <html> .... </html>


More info on the HTML tag.


<head> Tag

The Head Tag is also at the beginning of the HTML document, and it contains all the information about the document. It would contain information about the Title, the Author, CSS Styles, and information that would benefit Search Engines.


More info on the Head tag.

<title> The title of your document goes here </title>

The Title tag, defines the title of your HTML page. The title tag is contained within the head tag, and whatever you put in here, will appear at the top of your page in the Window bar.


eg. title tag


More info on the Title tag.

<meta> Tag

The meta tag can contain information about the author, and information that the search engines use to rank the page. Information such as the description of the site and keywords are placed within the meta tag.


More info on the Meta tag.

<body> Tag

The body tag contains everything that the typical visitor will see. All you HTML code that you want to appear on the screen is placed between the opening and closing body tag.


eg. <body> All content goes here </body>


More info on the Body Tag.

<h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> Heading Tags

These tags are the heading tags and provide headings that are both beneficial to your reader and also show the search engines, the most important parts of your document. <h1> is the biggest heading level and <h6> is the smallest.


<p> The Paragraph Tag

The paragraph tag could be the most used tag in coding HTML. It basically separates your content into paragraphs for ease of reading.


eg. <p> Your Paragraph goes here </p>


<br /> The Break Tag

The break tag is likely to be one of the most basic HTML tags around. It just adds a line break between paragraphs or any content on your website. It can be quite useful when you want to put some space between things. The break tag works by itself.


eg. <br />


<table><tr><td> The Table Tags

The table tags are one of the most used HTML tags. It simply provides a table, like you would have in the Microsoft Word. These tables are highly customizable, like adding colors, headings, font-types etc.


eg. <table><tr><td> Content of one square </td><td> Content of another square </td></tr></table>

<center> Center Tag

The center tag is self explanatory really. It will just center the content that is in between the opening and closing center tags.


eg. <center> This content will be centered </center>


<strong> The Boldened Tag

This tag is one of the most useful basic HTML tags. It will bolden your content. Too bolden some content simply put the strong tag on either side.


eg. <strong> This content will be bold </strong>


<em> The Empasize Tag

This tag emphasizes content by italicizing the content. Too emphasize content simply put the em tag on both sides of the content.


eg. <em> This content will be emphasized </em>


<img> The image tag

The image tag is what you use to insert images into your HTML page. Too insert an image you need to direct to the page as well as specify the height and width. It is slightly more complicated then the other basic HTML tags on this page.


This list of Basic HTML tags will get bigger as time goes on. I will try to link all of these basic HTML tags to its own separate page, which will explain in more detail, what the tag is, what it does and how you can implement it in your own HTML page.



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