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Website BuildingTutorials → HTML: More Tags! (Part 8)

Here we are going to list all the HTML Tags you are likely to discover!

Basic Tags
<html></html> - Starts & ends HTML document
<head></head> - Place for scripts and other invisible text (e.g. the title tag and Javascripts)
<body></body> - Starts the visible part of the document

Header Tags
<title></title> - Sets text in title bar and bookmark name

Body Attributes
<body bgcolor=?> - Background colour, use # or colour names
<body text=?> - Text colour, use # or colour names
<body link=?> - Link colour, use # or colour names
<body vlink=?> - Followed link colour, use # or colour names
<body alink=?> - Link onclick colour, use # or colour names

Text Tags
<pre></pre> - Preformatted text
<h1></h1> - Largest text
<h6></h6> - Smallest text
<b></b> - Bold text
<i></i> - Italic text
<tt></tt> - Teletype/Typewriter-text
<cite></cite> - Citation text
<em></em> - Emphasize text
<strong></strong> - Emphasize text
<font size=?></font> - Set font size (1 to 7)
<font color=?></font> - Set font colour, use # or colour names

Links
<a href="URL"></a> - Creates hyperlink
<a href="mailto:EMAIL"></a> - Creates mailto link
<a name="NAME"></a> - Create target in document
<a href="#NAME"></a> - Link to target from elsewhere in document

Formatting
<p></p> - Creates new paragraph
<p align=?> - Aligns paragraph (left, right, or center)
<br> - Inserts line break
<blockquote></blockquote> - Indents text from both sides
<dl></dl> - Starts a Definition list
<dt> - Starts each definition term
<dd> - Starts each definition
<ol></ol> - Starts a numbered list
<li></li> - Starts each list item, adds each number
<ul></ul> - Starts a bulleted list
<div align=?></div> - Start large block of HTML (for format)

Graphical Elements
<img src="name"> - Create an image
<img src="name" align=?> - Align image (left, right, center; bottom, top, middle)
<img src="name" border=?> - Set border size around an image
<hr> - Insert horizontal rule
<hr size=?> - Set height of rule
<hr width=?> - Set width of rule, % or pixel value
<hr noshade> - Create rule without shadow

Tables
<table></table> - Creates a table
<tr></tr> - Creates row in a table
<td></td> - Create a cell in a row
<th></th> - Create a table header

Table Attributes
<table border=#> - Set width or border around table cells
<table cellspacing=#> - Set space between table cells
<table cellpadding=#> - Set space between cell border and its contents
<table width=# or %> - Set width of table (% or in pixels)
<tr align=?> or <td align=?> - Set alignment for cell (left, center, right)
<tr valign=?> or <td valign=?> - Set vertical alignment for cells (top, middle, bottom)
<td colspan=#> - Set number of columns cell spans
<td rowspan=#>- Set number of rows a cell spans
<td nowrap> - Prevents lines in cell from being changed to fit

Frames
<frameset></frameset> - Starts frameset in document
<frameset rows="value,value"> - Defines row height in frameset (% or pixel)
<frameset cols="value,value"> - Defines column height in frameset (% or pixel)
<frame> - Insert frame in frameset
<noframes></noframes> - Defines the text for non-frame browsers

Frames Attributes
<frame src="URL"> - Defines the document to be displayed
<frame name="name"> - Names the frame for targetting by other frames
<frame marginwidth=#> - Defines left & right margins of a frame
<frame marginheight=#> - Defines top & bottom margins of a frame
<frame scrolling=VALUE> - Set frame scrollbar (yes, no, auto) :: Default is "auto"
<frame noresize> - Stops user from resizing a frame

Forms
→ Html cannot execute a form, only create it:
<form></form> - Create form
<select multiple name="NAME" size=?></select> - Create scrolling menu
<option> - Create menu item
<select name="NAME"></select> - Create pulldown menu
<textarea name="NAME" cols=40 rows=8></textarea> - Create textarea
<input type="checkbox" name="NAME"> - Create checkbox (text follows tag)
<input type="radio" name="NAME" value="x"> - Create radio button
<input type=text name="NAME" size=20> - Create text box
<input type="submit" value="NAME"> - Create submit button
<input type="image" border=0 name="NAME" src="name.gif"> - Create submit button using an image
<input type="reset"> - Create reset button

Congratulations on completing our HTML tutorial!

To continue you can go back to our tutorials section or check out Javascript!


  1. Introduction
  2. The Basics
  3. HREF Linking
  4. Colors & Backgrounds
  5. Hexadecimal Color Codes
  6. Using Images
  7. Lists, lists & more lists!
  8. Tables
  9. More HTML Tags!