HTML Inline Elements

This page lists HTML inline elements and provides short descriptions of them. HTML inline elements are the only elements that may be contained within a paragraph element.

  • a - Anchor which is used to create a link to another page or location in HTML.
  • abbr - Denotes an abbreviation.
  • acronym - Denotes an acronym.
  • area - Define a map region in an image.
  • b - Bold causes the text between the beginning and ending tag to be in bold font.
  • basefont - Allows font changes.
  • bdo - Overrides text direction with values of ltr (left to right) or rtl (right to left).
  • big - Sets size of text to big .
  • br - Break is a line break similar to a carriage return and line feed in most documents.
  • cite - Used to mark titles of articles or other publications.
  • code - Denotes computer program code.
  • dfn - Denotes a definition.
  • em - Denotes emphasis
  • font - Allows font changes.
  • i - Sets text between the tags to italics
  • img - Allows placement of a graphical image in the page.
  • input - Form input
  • ins - Denotes inserted text.
  • kbd - Denotes information typed from the keyboard.
  • param - Used to add additional parameters to the object or applet elements.
  • q - Used for short quotations
  • s - Strike through text
  • samp - Denotes a sample.
  • small - Sets text size to small
  • span - A container used to set special style to specific areas of the page.
  • strike - Sets text to have a line struck through it.
  • strong - Denotes strong emphasis which is basically bold
  • sub - Subscript
  • sup - Superscript
  • textarea - A form for multiline text input.
  • tt - Sets text style to monospaced teletype
  • u - Sets text underlined between the beginning and ending tag.
  • var - Denotes a variable in a program.

There are other elements which may be used as block or inline elements listed on the HTML Block/Inline Element page.