Quick Guide to HTML Tags Reference

Designing websites from scratch can be a pill whether you need to create one page or twenty. One way to save time is to use an HTML tags reference to grab tags online as you need them.

When using HTML, you’ll be creating various features and sections of the web page with tags <tags>. Here’s a brief explanation of HTML tags and how a reference works.

What are HTML Tags?

HTML tags reference

Basically, it is a web design code which is the building block of a web page.

Though the identifying tags can vary with CSS, PHP and other design methods, they are basically the same in the way they work.

Tags command the web browser (Internet Explorer, Foxfire, Google Chrome, etc.) where and how to display the features of the page to web users.

To give some examples, tags are used to format text, such as with bold print, italics, alignment (left, right and center), and to add color to the web page.

You can create tables with tags or lay out a web page using CSS measurements instead of tables. Insert images, build navigation menus and contact forms, and much more using HTML tags. Basically for every feature you see on a web page, there’s a tag that commanded it to appear!

What’s an HTML Tags Reference?

It is basically a quick reference with a list of all or most HTML tags. The reference may include the name of the tag or its function, the actual beginning and ending tags and how to use the tag if it has a multi-purpose function (such as with forms, scrolling text, etc.)

Most HTML tags references include tags for web page structural purposes, basic text tags, tags to create lists (ordered with numbers, unordered with bullets, etc.) and tags for links, tables, client-side imagemaps, frames, forms and special characters (copyright, trademark, etc.).

Meta Tags

The reference may also include meta tags, which are used to define what a page is about. Meta tags include a heading, keywords and a description for SEO purposes. If using CSS for web design, you might need a reference with stylesheet tags as well.

With an HTML tags reference on hand, you can copy and paste the tags directly into your web page.

A reference can be convenient when first learning web design, but many seasoned designers use it to save time so they won’t have to type out the actual tags.

If you’re designing a website, look up “HTML tags reference” in Google to find a reference site. It’s a great resource to speed up the design process while improving your design skills!

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