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Basic Tags


Creates an HTML document


Sets off the title and other information that isn't displayed on the Web page itself


Sets off the visible portion of the document



Header Tags


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


Creates preformatted text


Creates the largest headline


Creates the smallest headline


Creates bold text


Creates italic text


Creates teletype, or typewriter-style text


Creates a citation, usually italic


Emphasizes a word (with italic or bold)


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




<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





Creates a new paragraph

<p align=?>

Aligns a paragraph to the left, right, or center


Inserts a line break



Indents text from both sides


Creates a definition list


Precedes each definition term


Precedes each definition


Creates a numbered list


Precedes each list item, and adds a number


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


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





Creates a table


Sets off each row in a table


Sets off each cell in a row


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





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


Defines a single frame - or region - within a frameset


Defines what will appear on browsers that don't support frames



<p style="margin: 0px 0px 0.0001pt; padding: 0px; border

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