HTML Tags

This page lists HTML tags and gives links to where you can find information about each HTML tag in this tutorial.

Start tagEnd tagDescription
<!DOCTYPE>-Document type.
<ABBREV></ABBREV>Denotes an abbreviation.
<A></A>Anchor
<APPLET></APPLET>Anchor
<AREA>-Defines areas of an image map that the user may click on to establish a link.
<AU></AU>Author.
<B></B>Bold text
<BASE>-Defines the base point from which anchor references are made.
<BASEFONT>-Used to set the default font size on the current page.
<BGSOUND>-Used to play sounds on a web page.
<BIG></BIG>Set text size to larger than normal.
<BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE>Indents the text as though it were a quote.
<BR>-Break, starts a new line, but doesn't put a blank line between text.
<BODY></BODY>Defines the body of the HTML page.
<BUTTON></BUTTON>Used to define a FORM submit, reset, or push button.
<CODE></CODE>Denotes program code and should be set in the same format as the PRE tag, but does not work either with all browsers or all HTML versions.
<DIR></DIR>directory
<DD></DD>Designated definition.
<DEL></DEL>Denotes deleted text.
<DIV></DIV>Used to offset parts of the HTML document to perform assignment of special attributes or controls to that section.
<DFN></DFN>Denotes the definition of a term.
<DL></DL>Definition list.
<DOCTYPE>-Document type.
<DT></DT>Definition term.
<EM></EM>Sets text in italics and denotes emphasis.
<FIELDSET></FIELDSET>Allows grouping of form controls.
<FONT></FONT>Sets a section of text with a specific font.
<FORM></FORM>Displays a form for user information.
<FRAME>-Specifies a frame to be placed inside a FRAMESET.
<FRAMESET></FRAMESET>Used to divide the browser window into separate frames that can display multiple documents.
<H1></H1>Defines a level 1 header.
<H2></H2>Defines a level 2 header.
<H3></H3>Defines a level 3 header.
<H4></H4>Defines a level 4 header.
<H5></H5>Defines a level 5 header.
<H6></H6>Defines a level 6 header.
<HEAD></HEAD>Defines the head of document.
<HR>-Horizontal rule, starts a new line with horizontal graphic line between sections.
<HTML></HTML>Defines an HTML document or page.
<IMG>-Used to embed graphics in HTML pages.
<INPUT></INPUT>An input element for a form.
<INS></INS>Denotes inserted text.
<I></I>Italics
<KBD></KBD>Text to be typed at the keyboard, such as a computer command. The test is displayed in a mono spaced format.
<LABEL><.LABEL>Allows an ability to click on a text label to select a form control
<LI>-List item in a list.
<MAP></MAP>Starts a client-side image map.
<MENU></MENU>A menu list (Depreciated).
<META>-Meta element defining special characteristics of the document.
<NOFRAMES></NOFRAMES>Used for web browsers that don't support FRAMESETs.
<NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT>Used for web browsers that don't support script code.
<OBJECT></OBJECT>Object, the replacement for Applets and more.
<OL></OL>Numbered or ordered list.
<OPTGROUP></OPTGROUP>Sets up choices inside a SELECT menu.
<OPTION></OPTION>Used to set items in a list of selectable items in a form.
<P></P>Paragraph.
<PARAM>-Used to set up parameters for the OBJECT and APPLET elements..
<PRE></PRE>Preformatted text. Text presented as typed with tabs, spaces and other whitespace.
<Q></Q>Quotation.
<SAMP></SAMP>Denotes sample text.
<SCRIPT></SCRIPT>Used to embed client side script in HTML code, usually in the header.
<SELECT></SELECT>Creates a list of items that can be selected.
<SMALL></SMALL>Makes text smaller than normal.
<SPAN></SPAN>Allows text attributes and color to be modified at any location.
<STRIKE></STRIKE>Draws a line through the text as a "strikeout".
<STRONG></STRONG>Same as bold but denotes strong emphasis.
<STYLE></STYLE>Used to set the style of the web page.
<SUB></SUB>Subscript.
<SUP></SUP>Superscript.
<TABLE></TABLE>Table.
<TD></TD>Designates a table data cell.
<TEXTAREA></TEXTAREA>Indicates an element that has multiple text lines
<TH></TH>Designates a table header.
<TR></TR>Designates a table row.
<TITLE></TITLE>Document or page title.
<TT></TT>Monospaced typewriter font.
<U></U>Underlined text.
<UL></UL>Unnumbered list.