Basic Tags
<html></html>
Creates an HTML document.
<head></head>
Sets off the title and other information that isn't displayed on the Web page itself.
<body></body>
Sets off the visible portion of the document.
Header Tags
<title></title>
Puts the name of the document in the title bar.
Body Attributes
<body bgcolor=?>
Sets the background color, using name or hex value.
<body text=?>
Sets the text color, using name or hex value.
<body link=?>
Sets the color of links, using name or hex value.
<body vlink=?>
Sets the color of followed links, using name or hex value.
<body alink=?>
Sets the color of links on click.
Text Tags
<pre></pre>
Creates preformatted text.
<hl></hl>
Creates the largest headline.
<h6></h6>
Creates the smallest headline.
<b></b>
Creates bold text.
<i></i>
Creates italic text.
<tt></tt>
Creates teletype, or typewriter-style text.
<cite></cite>
Creates a citation, usually italic.
<em></em>
Emphasizes a word (with italic or bold).
<strong></strong>
Emphasizes a word (with italic or bold).
<font size=?></font>
Sets size of font (from 1 to 7).
<font color=?></font>
Sets font color, using name or hex value.
Links
<a href="URL"></a>
Creates a hyperlink.
<a href="mailto:EMAIL"></a>
Creates a mailto link.
<a name="NAME"></a>
Creates a target location within a document.
<a href="#NAME"></a>
Links to that target location from elsewhere in the document.
Formatting
<p></p>
Creates a new paragraph.
<p align=?>
Aligns a paragraph to the left, right, or center.
<br>
Inserts a line break.
<blockquote></blockquote>
Indents text from both sides.
<dl></dl>
Creates a definition list.
<dt>
Precedes each definition term.
<dd>
Precedes each definition.
<ol></ol>
Creates a numbered list.
<li></li>
Precedes each list item, and adds a number.
<ul></ul>
Creates a bulleted list.
<div align=?>
A generic tag used to format large blocks of HTML, also used for stylesheets.
Graphical Elements
<img src="name">
Adds an image.
<img src="name" align=?>
Aligns an image: left, right, center; bottom, top, middle.
<img src="name" border=?>
Sets size of border around an image.
<hr>
Inserts a horizontal rule.
<hr size=?>
Sets size (height) of rule.
<hr width=?>
Sets width of rule, in percentage or absolute value.
<hr noshade>
Creates a rule without a shadow.
Tables
<table></table>
Creates a table.
<tr></tr>
Sets off each row in a table.
<td></td>
Sets off each cell in a row.
<th></th>
Sets off the table header (a normal cell with bold, centered text).
Table Attributes
<table border=#>
Sets width of border around table cells.
<table cellspacing=#>
Sets amount of space between table cells.
<table cellpadding=#>
Sets amount of space between a cell's border and its contents.
<table width=# or %>
Sets width of table in pixels or as a percentage of document width.
<tr align=?> or <td align=?>
Sets alignment for cell(s) (left, center, or right).
<tr valign=?> or <td valign=?>
Sets vertical alignment for cell(s) (top, middle, or bottom).
<td colspan=#>
Sets number of columns a cell should span.
<td rowspan=#>
Sets number of rows a cell should span (default=1).
<td nowrap>
Prevents the lines within a cell from being broken to fit.
Frames
<frameset></frameset>
Replaces the <body> tag in a frames document; can also be nested in other framesets.
<frameset rows="value,value">
Defines the rows within a frameset, using number in pixels, or percentage of width.
<frameset cols="value,value">
Defines the columns within a frameset, using number in pixels, or percentage of width.
<frame>
Defines a single frame or region within a frameset.
<noframes></noframes>
Defines what will appear on browsers that don't support frames.
Frames Attributes
<frame src="URL">
Specifies which HTML document should be displayed.
<frame name="name">
Names the frame, or region, so it may be targeted by other frames.
<frame marginwidth=#>
Defines the left and right margins for the frame; must be equal to or greater than 1.
<frame marginheight=#>
Defines the top and bottom margins for the frame; must be equal to or greater than 1.
<frame scrolling=VALUE>
Sets whether the frame has a scrollbar; value may equal "yes," "no," or "auto." The default, as in ordinary documents, is auto.
<frame noresize>
Prevents the user from resizing a frame.
Forms
For functional forms, you'll have to run a CGI script. The HTML just creates the appearance of a form.
<form></form>
Creates all forms.
<select multiple name="NAME" size=?></select>
Creates a scrolling menu. Size sets the number of menu items visible before you need to scroll.
<option>
Sets off each menu item.
<select name="NAME"></select>
Creates a pull down menu.
<option>
Sets off each menu item.
<textarea name="NAME" cols=40 rows=8></textarea>
Creates a text box area. Columns set the width; rows set the height.
<input type="checkbox" name="NAME">
Creates a checkbox. Text follows tag.
<input type="radio" name="NAME" value="x">
Creates a radio button. Text follows tag.
<input type=text name="foo" size=20>
Creates a one-line text area. Size sets length, in characters.
<input type="submit" value="NAME">
Creates a Submit button.
<input type="image" border=0 name="NAME" src="name.gif">
Creates a Submit button using an image.
<input type="reset">
Creates a Reset button.
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