1. 2015

    HTML Tag Reference

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    html tags

    Before you understand what are HTML tags are you must first understand what is HTML. HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and it is used in describing web documents or web pages. HTML is written in the form of HTML elements consisting of tags enclosed in angle brackets for example to put a text in a PARAGRAPH you write it like so

    <p>My text in a paragraph</p>

    . Most HTML tags come in pairs for example making a HEADER

    <h1>My text in a header</h1>

    and thats it? Not really!

    Web browsers can read HTML tags placed in a HTML file and compose them into visible or audible web pages, the beautiful displays you see on open Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Internet Explorer. You have to understand that the browser does not display the HTML tags themselves but uses them to interpret the content of the page. How you make that happen is up to your own creativity, and thats why people will pay you money for the work you do, your ability to attract people to their web pages.

    Below are the list of valid HTML tags used by HTML5 doctype and supported by all the major web browsers.

    <!–…–> Defines a comment
    <!DOCTYPE> Defines the document type
    <a> Defines a hyperlink
    <abbr> Defines an abbreviation
    <address> Defines contact information for the author/owner of a document
    <area> Defines an area inside an image-map
    <article> Defines an article
    <aside> Defines content aside from the page content
    <audio> Defines sound content
    <b> Defines bold text
    <base> Specifies the base URL/target for all relative URLs in a document
    <bdi> Isolates a part of text that might be formatted in a different direction from other text outside it
    <bdo> Overrides the current text direction
    <blockquote> Defines a section that is quoted from another source
    <body> Defines the document’s body
    <br> Defines a single line break
    <button> Defines a clickable button
    <canvas> Used to draw graphics, on the fly, via scripting (usually JavaScript)
    <caption> Defines a table caption
    <cite> Defines the title of a work
    <code> Defines a piece of computer code
    <col> Specifies column properties for each column within a <colgroup> element
    <colgroup> Specifies a group of one or more columns in a table for formatting
    <datalist> Specifies a list of pre-defined options for input controls
    <dd> Defines a description/value of a term in a description list
    <del> Defines text that has been deleted from a document
    <details> Defines additional details that the user can view or hide
    <dfn> Defines a definition term
    <dialog> Defines a dialog box or window
    <div> Defines a section in a document
    <dl> Defines a description list
    <dt> Defines a term/name in a description list
    <em> Defines emphasized text
    <embed> Defines a container for an external (non-HTML) application
    <fieldset> Groups related elements in a form
    <figcaption> Defines a caption for a <figure> element
    <figure> Specifies self-contained content
    <footer> Defines a footer for a document or section
    <form> Defines an HTML form for user input
    <h1> to <h6> Defines HTML headings
    <head> Defines information about the document
    <header> Defines a header for a document or section
    <hgroup> Defines a group of headings
    <hr> Defines a thematic change in the content
    <html> Defines the root of an HTML document
    <i> Defines a part of text in an alternate voice or mood
    <iframe> Defines an inline frame
    <img> Defines an image
    <input> Defines an input control
    <ins> Defines a text that has been inserted into a document
    <kbd> Defines keyboard input
    <keygen> Defines a key-pair generator field (for forms)
    <label> Defines a label for an <input> element
    <legend> Defines a caption for a <fieldset> element
    <li> Defines a list item
    <link> Defines the relationship between a document and an external resource (most used to link to style sheets)
    <main> Specifies the main content of a document
    <map> Defines a client-side image-map
    <mark> Defines marked/highlighted text
    <menu> Defines a list/menu of commands
    <menuitem> Defines a command/menu item that the user can invoke from a popup menu
    <meta> Defines metadata about an HTML document
    <meter> Defines a scalar measurement within a known range (a gauge)
    <nav> Defines navigation links
    <noscript> Defines an alternate content for users that do not support client-side scripts
    <object> Defines an embedded object
    <ol> Defines an ordered list
    <optgroup> Defines a group of related options in a drop-down list
    <option> Defines an option in a drop-down list
    <output> Defines the result of a calculation
    <p> Defines a paragraph
    <param> Defines a parameter for an object
    <pre> Defines preformatted text
    <progress> Represents the progress of a task
    <q> Defines a short quotation
    <rp> Defines what to show in browsers that do not support ruby annotations
    <rt> Defines an explanation/pronunciation of characters (for East Asian typography)
    <ruby> Defines a ruby annotation (for East Asian typography)
    <s> Defines text that is no longer correct
    <samp> Defines sample output from a computer program
    <script> Defines a client-side script
    <section> Defines a section in a document
    <select> Defines a drop-down list
    <small> Defines smaller text
    <source> Defines multiple media resources for media elements (<video> and <audio>)
    <span> Defines a section in a document
    <strong> Defines important text
    <style> Defines style information for a document
    <sub> Defines subscripted text
    <summary> Defines a visible heading for a <details> element
    <sup> Defines superscripted text
    <table> Defines a table
    <tbody> Groups the body content in a table
    <td> Defines a cell in a table
    <textarea> Defines a multiline input control (text area)
    <tfoot> Groups the footer content in a table
    <th> Defines a header cell in a table
    <thead> Groups the header content in a table
    <time> Defines a date/time
    <title> Defines a title for the document
    <tr> Defines a row in a table
    <track> Defines text tracks for media elements (<video> and <audio>)
    <u> Defines text that should be stylistically different from normal text
    <ul> Defines an unordered list
    <var> Defines a variable
    <video> Defines a video or movie
    <wbr> Defines a possible line-break

  2. About Emeka Echeruo

    Emeka Echeruo

    I love sports, football which I refuse to call soccer, and the outdoor especially walks in park. Software development is my passion, there is a beauty in creating something out of nothing but algebra that ends up becomes a part of a persons daily life. I love kids, dogs, nightlife and art because it finds you and moves you emotionally!

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