META tags, also located in the <head> section of your document, are used by manysearch engines to compile their indices. You can improve a search engine's ability tocorrectly index your page by including a brief description for your page in the“Description” and “Keywords" META tag.For example, if your page is about housing for DU freshman students, your META tagsmight look like the following:
<meta name="description" content="Guide to Freshman housing on theUniversity of Denver campus">
<meta name="keywords" content="housing, Freshman, campus, University ofDenver">
COMMON TAGS AND ATTRIBUTES:
Once the structure of the web page has been created, the content can be entered in thebody section of the page. This content can be manipulated using a variety of HTMLtags. Paragraphs, headings and lists are just a few of the basic tags available tomanipulate the content. Tags within an HTML document will typically also haveattributes associated with them. An attribute provides additional information about anHTML tag – usually instruction on how to format it.
Paragraphs and alignment attributes
The paragraph tag <p> is the most common tag that you will use. The start tag <p>designates where you wish to begin a paragraph and the end tag </p> designates theend of the paragraph.The following example displays the HTML coding for a basic paragraph including thecenter and left attribute which will either center or align that particular paragraph to theleft on the page. Note that the attributes are included within the start tag.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
<meta name=“description” content=”Basic HTML guide”>
<meta name=”keywords” content=”html, basic, guide”>
<p align=center>This is a very basic HTML document. No formatting, graphics orstyles have been applied to the text. The text lines will break depending uponthe size of the browser.</p>
<p align=left>This sentence will begin a newparagraph even though I am typing the html coding on the same line as theprevious paragraph. It will be aligned to the left.</p>
Below is how the document would look if you were to preview the page in InternetExplorer: