HTML Quick Reference

The following table is a quick reference of some of the most common tags.

<html> displays and ends an HTML document </html>
<head> used to add non-displaying text ( see Head) </head>
<title> adds the document name displayed on the title bar </title>
<meta> used to add meta information to a web page (see Meta) (no closing tag)
<body> contains the main or displayed part of a document (see Body) </body>
<h1 .. h6> formats text for headings from 1 (the largest) to 6 (the smallest) </hl .. /h6>
<b> bold the text (<strong> also displays bolded text but is listed as a depreciated tag </strong>) </b>
<i> italicizes the text (<em> also displays italicized text but is listed as a depreciated tag </em>) </i>
<u> underlines the text (underlined text is often reserved for a hyperlink) </u>
<p> determines where a paragraph begins and ends also adds blank line </p>
<div> block level container with characteristics of <p> </div>
<span> inline level container for modifying sections of text or object </span>
<a> creates a hypertext link (see Anchor) </a>
*Exceptions that don't use closing tags - Use a space and slash to end the tag
<img /> *displays an image defined by the information typed into the tag (see Image)  
<br /> *adds a line break  
<hr /> *displays a horizontal rule or line across the page  
&nbsp; adds a non-breaking space (not really a tag but handy to know)  
<ol> Encloses a number (ordered) list </ol>
<ul> Encloses a bulleted (unordered) list </ul>
<li> A list item within an ordered or unordered list </li>
<table> Creates a table (see Table) </table>

 

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