If you are a newcomer to creating web pages then you will be excited by some of these tutorials. This article presents a great tutorial about how to write common HTML tags for beginners and insert them into your web pages.
With just a few of these web design lessons about the hypertext markup language (real name) you can start building a simplistic web page today. Ready to go? Let’s begin!
Video Lesson – Writing Common HTML Tags for Beginners
The background color goes within the <body> tag. Type the code bgcolor=”blue” (any HTML color or color code can be inserted where the word blue appears).
You can pick various colors from an HTML color code chart to test different background colors. Preview your background color in the browser to make sure it’s the color you want.
Other Common HTML Tags
*Headers tell what a page is about and can be used to increase/decrease text size. Headers are sized between 1 and 6. The tag for a header is <h1> (replace the 1 with any number up to 6 to change the sizes).
The closing header tag goes at the end of the heading statement, which is </h1>. Generally, a header will be the headline of a web page or headings of paragraphs.
Line Break HTML Tags
The next common tag is the line break. The tag for a line break is <br>. This skips text down to the next line. A paragraph tag opens and closes paragraphs…..<p> and ending with </p>
For bold text, use the open/closing tags: <b> and </b>
For italics, use the following tags: <i> and </i>
For underlining text on a page, use the following tags: <u> and </u>
For typewriter text, use the following tags: <tt> and </tt>
You can also center your text by using the CENTER tags: <center> and </center> — this moves text to the center of the page or table.
Ruled lines can be used to separate sections of a page. They can have various sizes, colors, etc.
The tag for a horizontal rule line that is sized to “7” is as follows:
(other features can be added to customize the rule line)
These are basic tags you can start working with to become familiar with common HTML tags and how they work. The next step is to try them on your own.
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