Your Second Web Page
Now that you have created your first webpage, let us examine the different segments of your "index.html" file. You have probably noticed a pattern of various words that are surrounded with < and >. These items are called HTML tags. An example of an html tag is <body>. The Body tag tells the browser where the page's content begins. Body is also an example of one of the required HTML tags that every web page must have.
Basic HTML Tag Information
Let's learn more about these tags. A basic web page is composed of 2 main tags. If you create a web page without these tags you will be in trouble!
<html> <body> Your site's content goes here </body> </html>
The first HTML tag, which conviently is labled <html> tells the browser that your HTML code is starting. The second HTML tag, <body> tells the browser that the visible part of the webpage ( your content ) is going to start.
Closing Tags - </tag>
You might be wondering what is the deal with the two tags at the end, </body> and </html>. These tags are telling the browser that certain tags are ending. The </body> lets the browser know that your content is ending, while the </html> tells the browser that your HTML file is finished. The "/" that is placed before the tag's name informs the browser that you would like to stop using the specified tag. <tag> is used to begin a tag and </tag> is used to end a tag.
HTML Tag Order - Important!
The order that opening tags appear and ending tags appear follow an important rule. If an HTML tag is opened within another, for example the body tag is opened inside the html tag, then that tag(body) must close before the outter(html) tag is closed. We ended the body tag first because it was opened most recently. This rule of "closing the most recent tag before closing older tags" applies to all HTML tags.
These ideas might take a while to sink in, so how about you create your second web page? Copy this code into notepad, like you did before, following the same directions.
<html> <head> <title>My Own Webpage!</title> </head> <body> <h2>Welcome to my webpage</h2> <p>Coming soon will be my completed webpage that will wow and impress you!</p> </body> </html>
After you are sure that your HTML code inside notepad is exactly the same as our provided HTML code, go ahead and save your file. You should be saving this file as "index.html". You may be prompted that you will be saving over a file, that is OK, you do not need your 1st web page anymore. When you are done, please continue.
Conclusion & Review
A few new tags were introduced in the last lesson. We will now give you a definition of these new tags to get you ready for starting the real HTML Tutorial. The new tags were: <head>, <title>, <h2>, and <p>. Advertise on Tizag.com
The HTML Code in Question:
<html> <head> <title>My Own Webpage!</title> </head> <body> <h2>Welcome to my webpage</h2> <p>Coming soon will be my completed webpage that will wow and impress you!</p> </body> </html>
This comes immediately following <html> and is used to tell the browser useful information, such as: the title of your page, the topic of your webpage ( used on old search engines ) and more.
This tag must comes between <head> & </head> and will label the web browser's title bar, which is located in the top left of most browsers. In the previous example, we titled the page "My Own Webpage!" and that text would show up as the browser's title.
This is a header tag. It will create a "header" that is much larger than the default font size. The "h2" means that it is the 2nd largest header. The largest header is "h1" and the smallest header is "h6". Headers should be used for titles, just like the ones you see on this page.
This is a paragraph tag. So when you're writing a paragraph make sure you place <p> at the beginning of the paragraph and </p> at the end!
Continue Your Learning - HTML Tutorial
Now that you have attained a basic understanding for how HTML works, please continue on to our HTML tutorial section. Here you will learn all the basic HTML tags and attributes required to make a usable web site.
Hyper Text Markup Language - HTML
Welcome to Tizag.com's HTML Tutorial. Here you will learn how the basics of the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), so that you may make your own web pages like the one you are viewing right now. Advertise on Tizag.com HTML is not a programming language, but rather a markup language. If you already know XML, then HTML will be a snap for you to learn. We urge you not to attempt to blow through this tutorial in one sitting. We recommend that you spend 15 minutes to an hour a day practicing HTML and then take a break, to let the information settle in. We aren't going anywhere!
Preparation for HTML
Creating an HTML document is easy. To begin coding HTML you need only two things: a simple-text editor and the dedication to follow our tutorial! Notepad is the most basic of simpletext editors and you will probably code a fair amount of HTML with it.
If you are new to HTML and haven't read through the Beginner's Tutorial. or you can continue to learn step-by-step using the "Continue" button below. November 1990 marks the day of the first web page and back then there were little to no HTML standards to be followed. Let the world know about you with a personal website!
Words to Know
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Tag . and the navigation links on the left are all elements of this web page. a closing tag. the paragraph texts.
Brief HTML Background
HTML has not been around for many years.
The Rest of the Tutorial
For the rest of the tutorial. you may use the menu to navigate to specific lessons. Here are some important facts about why web pages are so useful. A group called the World Wide Web Consortium was then formed and have since set the standards that are widely accepted and we will base our teachings around them. and finally. please take a few minutes to complete that tutorial before moving on. Everything you see in front of you.com An element consists of three basic parts: an opening tag. Attribute . the Tizag banner. Tags look like this: <tag> Element .Used to specify ("mark-up") regions of HTML documents for the web browser to interpret.
For now just know that a tag is a command the web browser interprets. Another medium to market your business.Used to modify the value of the HTML element.A complete tag.
Web pages have many uses. Elements will often have multiple attributes.
HTML elements exist on many levels. and an attribute customizes or modifies HTML elements. Examples and "walk-throughs" are provided in each section.
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A cheap and easy way to spread information to a large audience. the element's content. an element is a complete tag. An element in HTML is a loose term that describes each individual piece of your web page. having an opening <tag> and a closing </tag>. Advertise on Tizag.
If you haven't already. Now open your file in a new web browser so that you have the ability to refresh your page and see your changes. Double check that you did everything correctly and then press save. Click on the "Save as Type" drop down box and select the option "All Files". <p> .closing tag Every (web)page requires four critical elements: the html. When asked to name your file.html".
The <html> Element. Element Content .paragraph words 3. without the quotes. your head element will continue to lay empty except for the title element that will be introduced next.opening paragraph tag 2.
<html> <head> </head> </html>
.1.. name it "index. you're golden. you should be starring at your very first blank (white) web page!
The <head> Element
The <head> element is "next" as they say. The head functions "behind the scenes. and body elements. title. open up Notepad or Crimson Editor and have a new. head." Tags placed within the head element are not directly displayed by web browsers. If you opened up your index. We will be placing the <title> element here and we'll talk about the other possible elements in later lessons. Remember to close your HTML documents with the corresponding </html> tag at the bottom of the document. </p> . Its sole purpose is to encapsulate all the HTML code and describe the HTML document to the web browser. blank document ready to go.</html>
<html> begins and ends each and every web page. Here's a sample of the initial set up.
the best titles are brief and descriptive. pictures. as the window's title. tables. (Paragraphs. Here's the html code:
<html> <head> <title>My WebPage!</title> </head> </html>
Save the file and open it in your browser. etc). it is only important to understand that the body element will encapsulate all of your webpage's viewable content. just keep in mind. we still have nothing happening on the web page. You should see "My WebPage!" in the upper-left. All we have so far is a couple of necessary elements that describe our document to the web browser. As the menu on the left suggests. we will be looking at each of these elements in greater detail as the tutorial progresses. For now. The words you write between the opening and closing <title></title> tags will be displayed at the top of a viewer's browser. complete webpage. Name your webpage as you please. Content (stuff you can see) will come later.
The <body> Element
The <body> element is where all content is placed.As of yet.
<html> <head> <title>My WebPage!</title> </head> <body> Hello World! All my content goes here! </body> </html>
Go ahead and view your first.
The <title> Element
Place the <title> tag within the <head> element to title your page.
I'm a paragraph tag.•
With these 4 elements. Tags have 3 major parts: opening tag(s). I'm sure you want to learn some more techniques.
<openingtag>Content</closingtag> <p>A Paragraph Tag</p>
Tags should be lower-case letters if you plan on publishing your work. tables look like tables. they still have the 3 parts (opening/closing and content). This is the standard for XHTML and Dynamic HTML. lists. though. images. The reason being that these tags do not really require any content. and everything else being displayed on an web page requires the use of a tag or two. now treat me as such.
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Elements consist of three parts There are four main elements to every web page Create a primitive Site
Beginning HTML Tags!
A web browser reads an HTML document top to bottom. Each time the browser finds a tag. Recall that a completed tag is termed an element.com As you will learn. you signal to the browser "Hey look. it is displayed accordingly (paragraphs look like paragraphs. By adding tags to an HTML document. there are probably hundreds of HTML Tags. forms. In a way.
<body>Body Tag (acts as a content shell) <p>Paragraph Tag</p> <h2>Heading Tag</h2> <b>Bold Tag</b> <i>Italic Tag</i> </body>
Tags Without Closing Tags
There are a few tags that do not follow the mold above. Here's quick look at some HTML tags. and closing tag(s). you now may begin adding content to your site. etc). These tags however do not require a formal </closingtag> but rather a modified version. left to right.
Rather some of them just need a source URL and this is enough information for the web browser to display the tag properly (image tags).jpg" /> -. Instead the better solution was to combine the opening and closing tags into a single format. it is not necessary to type <br>linebreak</br>.Line Break Tag <input type="text" size="12" /> -.
<img src=". your browser is completely capable of interpreting this tag so long as we tell the browser where the image is located using the src attribute. If every line break tag needed all three components as other do./mypic.
To tell the browser we want to place a line break (carriage return) onto the site. More on attributes in the next lesson.Image Tag <br /> -. Modify tags with attributes to customize your webpages! Tags depreciate as new web technologies evolve. Other tags have also been modified such as the image tag and input tag.
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A tag consists of an opening tag and a closing tag . life would become redundant real quick.. Few HTML tags do not require a closing tag. Let's take a look at a line break tag.Input Field
As you can see from the above image tag.
Advertise on Tizag. it will also search for set attributes and then display the element (tags+attributes) in its entirety. The idea is that you can classify or id certain a tag and later format the tag using Cascading Style Sheets. What we mean by amplify is that when a web browser interprets a tag.Now is a good time to start thinking about what type of website you may want to make.Attributes
Attributes are used to amplify tags. At some point you may want to give your body element a background color or perhaps change the width of a table.
. Right now we want to focus on a set of generic attributes that can be used with just about every HTML Tag in existence.
HTML .Name Attribute
Name is much different than id and class. The name attribute is seen most often with forms and other user-input elements. The role of classification and identifying elements will become more apparent as your learn CSS.
<p id="italicsparagraph">Paragraph type 1 Italics</p> <p id="boldparagraph">Paragraph type 2 Bold</p>
Paragraph type 1 Italics Paragraph type 2 Bold
The class and id attributes are nearly identical. and PHP. They play no direct role in formatting your elements but rather serve behind the scenes for scripting and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). All of these things and more can be achieved using Attributes.com Many HTML tags have a unique set of their own attributes. By allotting a name to an element.
HTML . ASP.
<input type="text" name="TextField" />
The Name Game:
This attribute has no effect on the display of the text field. but behind the scenes it plays a huge identification role. or center. forgotten attribute.
<h2 align="center">Centered Heading</h2>
Display: Centered Heading HTML Code:
. You may title an element anything you would like.Title Attribute
This is a neat little perhaps. Do not overlook the title attribute. You may align things left. these attributes should not be forgotten.
HTML . Much like the text pop-ups of word processing programs. By default most elements are automatically aligned left unless otherwise specified. right.
<h2 title="Hello There!">Titled Heading Tag</h2>
Title Attribute: Titled Heading Tag
Hover your mouse over the display heading to see the magic of the title attribute! This provides your web site with some user interaction which is priceless.Align Attribute
If you wish to change the horizontal location of your elements you may do so using the align attribute. the effects of this attribute are not seen until you hover your mouse over the element for a few seconds. This attribute titles an element and adds a tiny text pop-up to any HTML element.
<h2 align="left">Left aligned heading</h2> <h2 align="center">Centered Heading</h2> <h2 align="right">Right aligned heading</h2>
Display: Left aligned heading Centered heading Right aligned heading
Many tags are assigned default attributes. This means that unless a tag attribute is specified by you the creator, it will have some distinct attributes. For example, a paragraph tag will always align its text to the left unless it has an align attribute in it specifying otherwise. Also elements placed within a table are vertically centered and to the left unless otherwise specified. As you code and learn about each of the different HTML elements, you will become aware of many of these defaults.
Attributes exist to modify HTML tags allowing for complete customization of a website. Here's a table of some other attributes that are readily usable with many of HTML's tags. Attribute align valign Options right, left, center top, middle, bottom numeric, hexidecimal, RGB bgcolor values background URL id class width height title User Defined User Defined Numeric Value Numeric Value User Defined Function Horizontally aligns tags Vertically aligns tags within an HTML element. Places a background color behind an element Places an background image behind an element Names an element for use with Cascading Style Sheets. Classifies an element for use with Cascading Style Sheets. Specifies the width of tables, images, or table cells. Specifies the height of tables, images, or table cells. "Pop-up" title for your elements.
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Use several different attributes to enhance a tag. Completely customize your site through various tag/attribute combos. Use the title attribute!
Paragraph Tag <p>
Publishing any kind of written works requires the use of a paragraph. The paragraph tag is very basic and a great introductory tag for beginner's because of its simplicity. Advertise on Tizag.com The <p> tag defines a paragraph. Using this tag places a blank line above and below the text of the paragraph. These automated blank lines are examples of how a tag "marks" a paragraph and the web browser automatically understands how to display the paragraph text because of the paragraph tag.
<p>Avoid losing floppy disks with important school...</p> <p>For instance, let's say you had a HUGE school...</p>
Two HTML Paragraphs:
Avoid losing floppy disks with important school/work projects on them. Use the web to keep your content so you can access it from anywhere in the world. It's also a quick way to write reminders or notes to yourself. With simple html skills, (the ones you have gained so far) it is easy. For instance, let's say you had a HUGE school or work project to complete. Off hand, the easiest way to transfer the documents from your house could be a 3.5" floppy disk. However, there is an alternative. Place your documents, photos, essays, or videos onto your web server and access them from anywhere in the world.
HTML - Paragraph Justification
Paragraphs can be formatted in HTML much the same as you would expect to find in a word processing program. Here the align attribute is used to "justify" our paragraph.
<p align="justify">For instance, let's say you had a HUGE school or work...</p>
Justified Text Alignment:
For instance, let's say you had a HUGE school or work project to complete. Off hand, the easiest way to transfer the documents from your house could be a 3.5" floppy disk. However, there is an alternative. Place your documents, photos, essays, or videos onto your web server and access them from anywhere in the world.
HTML - Paragraph Centering
<p align="center">For instance, let's say you had a HUGE school or work...</p>
Centered Text Alignment:
For instance, let's say you had a HUGE school or work project to complete. Off hand, the easiest way to transfer the documents from your house could be a 3.5" floppy disk. However, there is an alternative. Place your documents, photos, essays, or videos onto your web server and access them from anywhere in the world. Each line of the paragraph has now been centered inside the display window.
HTML - Paragraph Align Right
<p align="right">For instance, let's say you had a HUGE school or work...</p>
Right Text Alignment:
For instance, let's say you had a HUGE school or work project to complete. Off hand, the easiest way to transfer the documents from your house could be a 3.5" floppy disk. However, there is an alternative. Place your documents, photos, essays, or videos onto your web server and access them from anywhere in the world. Every line of the paragraph above is now aligned to the right hand side of the display box.
HTML - Headings 1:6
A heading in HTML is just what you might expect, a title or subtitle. By placing text inside of <h1> (heading) tags, the text displays bold and the size of the text depends on the number of heading (1-6). Headings are numbered 1-6, with 1 being the largest heading and 6 being the smallest. Advertise on Tizag.com
Notice that each heading has a line break before and after each heading display.</p>
<body> <h1>Headings</h1> <h2>are</h2> <h3>great</h3> <h4>for</h4> <h5>titles</h5> <h6>and subtitles</h6> </body>
Place these lines into your HTML file and you should get what is displayed below. Off .
<h1 align="center">Essay Example</h1> <p>Avoid losing floppy disks with important school/work projects. let's say you had a HUGE school or work project to complete.. This is a built in attribute so to speak associated with the heading tag. your web browser automatically places a line break in front of your beginning tag and after your ending tag exactly the same as with <p> tags. Copy(Highlight. then Ctrl C) or code the following in the body of your page or a new page.</p> <p>For instance. Each time you place a heading tag.. Or make your own essay paragraphs.
Let's tie together headings and paragraphs to form an essay..
essays. photos. A line break ends the line you are currently on and resumes on the next line. However. there is an alternative. For instance.
<p>Sincerely. Ohio We have created a possible address for a letter head. Advertise on Tizag. (the ones you have gained so far by now) it is easy. the easiest way to transfer the documents from your house could be a 3.
Line breaks are different then most of the tags we have seen so far.com
<p> Will Mateson<br /> Box 61<br /> Cleveland. Place your documents. Ohio<br /> </p>
Will Mateson Box 61 Cleveland.
. Use the web to keep your content so you can access it from anywhere in the world. Placing <br /> within the code is the same as pressing the return key in a word processor. Use the <br /> tag within the <p> (paragraph) tag.Avoid losing floppy disks with important school/work projects on them. It's also a quick way to write reminders or notes to yourself. or videos onto your web server and access them from anywhere in the world. let's say you had a HUGE school or work project to complete. With simple html skills. Off hand.5" floppy disk.<br /> <br /> <br /> Kevin Sanders<br /> Vice President</p>
Sincerely. The line break tag will also come in handy toward the end of our letter.
HTML Horizontal Rule
Use the <hr /> tag to display lines across the screen. Use the line break tag to solve minor formatting issues. save larger page layout issues for tables and the align attribute. the horizontal rule tag can come in handy when publishing work.Kevin Sanders Vice President
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The line break tag can be placed within other HTML elements such as paragraphs.<br /> 2. tables. Note: the horizontal rule tag has no ending tag like the line break tag. A table of contents or perhaps a bibliography. and headings.com
<hr /> Use <hr /><hr /> Them <hr /> Sparingly <hr />
Use Them Sparingly Aside from our exaggerated example. Remember that the line break tag does not require a closing tag. "The Fellowship of the Ring" JRR Tolkein. JRR Tolkein. "The Hobbit".
<hr /> <p>1. Advertise on Tizag.
numbers <dl> . bullets <ol> . Get Money 3.1.unordered list. dictionary
HTML Ordered Lists
Use the <ol> tag to begin an ordered list. Place the <li> (list item) tag between your opening <ol> and closing </ol> tags to create list items. Advertise on Tizag.com
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There are 3 different types of lists. 2.
<h4 align="center">Goals</h4> <ol start="4" > <li>Buy Food</li> <li>Enroll in College</li> <li>Get a Degree</li>
. Ordered simply means numbered. and used properly. A <ol> tag starts an ordered list.ordered list. all this tag does is draw a line across your content. "The Fellowship of the Ring" JRR Tolkein. JRR Tolkein. Find a Job 2. its results can be outstanding. as the list below demonstrates.
<h4 align="center">Goals</h4> <ol> <li>Find a Job</li> <li>Get Money</li> <li>Move Out</li> </ol>
1. and <dl> for definition lists. Use the type and start attributes to fine tune your lists accordingly. <ul> for unordered lists. Move Out Start your ordered list on any number besides 1 using the start attribute. As you can see. "The Hobbit".definition list.
Get a Degree Nothing fancy here. Get Money II. Get Money B. The bullet itself comes in three flavors: squares. The default bullet displayed by most web browsers is the traditional full disc. Move Out III. start simply defines which number to begin numbering with.
<ol <ol <ol <ol type="a"> type="A"> type="i"> type="I">
Ordered List Types:
Lower-Case Letters Upper-Case Letters Lower-Case Numerals Upper-Case Numerals a. Move Out
HTML Unordered Lists
Create a bulleted list with the <ul> tag. Buy Food 5. Move Out iii. discs. Move Out C.</ol>
Numbered List Start:
4. Find a Job I. Find a Job i. Use the type attribute to change the numbering. Enroll in College 6.
<h4 align="center">Shopping List</h4> <ul> <li>Milk</li> <li>Toilet Paper</li> <li>Cereal</li> <li>Bread</li> </ul>
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HTML Ordered Lists Continued
There are 4 other types of ordered lists. both capital and lower-case. Find a Job A. Instead of generic numbers you can replace them with Roman numberals or letters. Get Money ii. Get Money c. Find a Job b.
It's wise to bold the terms to displace them further.</dd> </dt>
.</dd> <dt><b>Voiture</b></dt> <dd>French word for car.
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<ul type="square"> <ul type="disc"> <ul type="circle">
Unordered List Types:
type="square" type="disc" type="circle" o Milk Milk • Milk o Toilet Paper Toilet Paper • Toilet Paper Cereal • Cereal o Cereal
HTML Definition Term Lists
Make definition lists as seen in dictionaries using the <dl> tag.Unordered Lists:
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Milk Toilet Paper Cereal Bread
Here's a look at the other flavors of unordered lists may look like.defines the start of the list <dt> . These lists displace the term word just above the definition itself for a unique look.defining definition
<dl> <dt><b>Fromage</b></dt> <dd>French word for cheese.definition term <dd> .
Several tags exist to further amplify text elements.
HTML . They can be used with any text type element. Italic and More
<p>An <p>An <p>An <p>An <p>An <p>An <p>An <p>An example example example example example example example example of of of of of of of of <b>Bold Text</b></p> <em>Emphasized Text</em></p> <strong>Strong Text</strong></p> <i>Italic Text</i></p> <sup>superscripted Text</sup></p> <sub>subscripted Text</sub></p> <del>struckthrough Text</del></p> <code>Computer Code Text</code></p>
An example of Bold Text An example of Emphasized Text An example of Strong Text An example of Italic Text An example of superscripted Text An example of subscripted Text An example of An example of Computer Code Text All of these tags add a pinch of flavor to paragraph elements.Fromage French word for cheese. Advertise on Tizag. and you should consult how
HTML .Formatting Tag Usage
These tags should be used sparingly. and more.com
Bold.Formatting Elements w/ Tags
As you begin to place more and more elements onto your web site. Voiture French word for car. These formatting tags can make text bold. And what we mean by that is that you should only use them to bold or italicize one or two words in your elements at a time. sub/superscripted. In our HTML Attributes lesson we discussed ways to add some flavor with attributes and align elements within other elements. If you wish to bold an entire paragraph a better solution would involve Cascading Style Sheets. italic. it will become necessary to make minor changes to the formatting of those elements.
We do not recommend that you use RGB for safe web design because non-IE browsers do not support HTML RGB.
HTML Color Coding System . green. Here is a sample of the most widely supported colors and their respective name values. GREEN. RGB stands for Red.
Red. but if you are not using a browser that supports it.com
The 16 Basic Colors:
Black Yellow Red Maroon Gray Lime Green Olive Silver Aqua Blue Navy White Fuchsia Purple Teal
HTML Coloring System . just like the name implies. white. Ultimately the decision is yours. Being a voice of experience. The format for RGB is . However. Green. keep the use of these tags quick and sparse. Each can have a value from 0 (none of that color) to 255 (fully that color). if you plan on learning CSS then you should glance over this topic. do not worry. that is just one of the problems with HTML RGB. and Blue Values:
There are 3 different methods to set color.
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Remember that there is a special form for line breaks and horizontal rule tags. The simplest being the Generic terms of colors.to do that in our CSS Tutorial. Below is an example of RGB in use. Green. Advertise on Tizag. BLUE).rgb(RED. Examples: black. and blue. Blue. red. the web developer. Generic colors are preset HTML coded colors where the value is simply the name of each color. Use this page as a reference if you ever need to format your web site's text in the future.
My First Hexadecimal:
HTML Color Code .0.
(15 * 16) + (15) = 255
. this color (#FFFFFF) represents the color white.0)" bgcolor="rgb(0. and the last are the blue value(BB). MUCH easier with practice and as a blossoming web developer.255)" bgcolor="rgb(255. Let's have a look at real Hexadecimal.
Hexadecimal Color Values:
Decimal 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Hexadecimal 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F So use letters as numbers?We will answer this question as we dive into the converting hexadecimals to regular numbers.Hexadecimal
The hexadecimal system is complex and difficult to understand at first. Hang in there it all makes sense shortly.255)"
White Red Green Blue
HTML Coloring System . A formula exists to calculate the numeric equivalent of a hexadecimal. the next two are a green value(GG). The first two digits(RR) represent a red value. Here's a hexadecimal you might see in an HTML document. Rest assured that the system becomes much.0.255. A hexadecimal is a 6 digit representation of a color.bgcolor="rgb(255.Breaking the Code
The following table shows how letters are incorporated into the hexadecimal essentially extending the numbers system to 16 values. it is critical to understand hexadecimals to be capable of using them in your own web publications.0)" bgcolor="rgb(0. They are far more reliable and widely compatible among web browsers and are the standard for colors on the internet.255.
A Real Hexadecimal:
The letter "F" is the maximum amount we can send each color and as you may deduce.
Use a <basefont> tag to set all of your text to the same size. These are called True Colors. since they will stay true in hue from browser to browser. Let's try another one.Font and Basefont
The <font> tag is used to add style. use css styles to manipulate your font. 15. See our CSS Tutorial for more information. Instead.
Set the size of your font with size.The default size of a font is 3.Blue) (0 * 16) + (5) = 5
Hexadecimals are the best choice for compatible web development because of their consistency between browsers. Examples: "#0011EE".
bgcolor="#CC7005" CC(RR . Take the first value (F) or 15 multiply it by 16 and add it to the second value.
<p> <font size="5">Here is a size 5 font</font> </p>
Font Size: Here is a size 5 font. "#44HHFF". face. If you want to be absolutely sure your colors will not change. The range of accepted values is from 1(smallest) to 7(largest). and color.Green) (7 * 16) + (0) = 112 05(BB . The value 255 is the maximum allowed for any primary color. color.
HTML . size.The formula is real simple. Even the most minor of change in color can throw your entire site out of whack. or "#117788". use paired hex values for color. so be sure to check your site in a number of browsers. and face attributes to customize your fonts.Red) (12 * 16) + (12) = 204 70(GG . Use the size. and color to the text on your site. Advertise on Tizag.com The font and basefont tags are deprecated and should not be used.
</p> <p>This paragraph has had its font. Garamond">This paragraph has had its font.Set a Solid Base
With the basefont tag you will be able to set the default font for your web page..</font> </p>
This paragraph has had its font formatted by the font tag!
<font color="#990000">This text is hexcolor #990000</font> <br /> <font color="red">This text is red</font>
This text is hexcolor #990000 This text is red
Choose a different font face using any font you have installed. An option is to choose a few that are similar in appearance.</p>
. Book Antiqua.. they will not be able to see it. Below is the correct way to set your basefont.
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<p> <font face="Bookman Old Style.Font Color
Set the color of your font with color. Instead they will default to Times New Roman. Be aware that if the user viewing the page doesn't have the font installed. We highly recommend specifying a basefont if you plan on using any font with HTML.
Links and Anchors
. Value 1-7" "name of font" Description Size of your text.or hexidecimal" Change font color
Beautiful First Letter Style
Customize your fonts to achieve any of your desired looks.name.
<p><font size="7" face="Georgia.
Attribute= "Value" size= color= face= "Num. the use of basefont is deprecated.</p>
ustomize your font to achieve a desired look. Arial" color="maroon">C</font>ustomize your font to achieve a desired look. The perfectly correct way to change your sites basefont is to set it with CSS..<p>This paragraph has had its font. 7 is biggest Change the font type
"rgb. which means it may not be supported sometime in the future.</p> </basefont> </body> </html>
This paragraph has had its font formatted by the basefont tag! This paragraph has had its font formatted by the basefont tag! This paragraph has had its font formatted by the basefont tag! However..
HTML . Check out our CSS Tutorial for more information.
Images.com/" target="_blank" >Tizag Home</a> <a href="http://www.com/" target="_blank" >ESPN Home</a> <a href="http://www. Basically this is where the user will be taken if they wish to click this link. Local.
<a href="http://www. Use the demonstration below as a reference.href=".com
./pics/picturefile.jpg" Global .Text Links
Use the <a></a> tags to define the start and ending of an anchor. and Forms may be used to create these links.href="#anchorname" Local . or Global.com/"
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Internal . Decide what type of href attribute you need and place this attribute into the opening tag. Advertise on Tizag.espn.Link Targets
The target attribute defines whether to open the page in a separate window.Hypertext Reference (href)
The href attribute defines reference that the link refers to. Text. Hypertext references can be Internal.Links to other domains outside of your site
Internal . or to open the link in the current browser window.tizag.com/" target="_blank" >Yahoo Home</a>
Tizag Home ESPN Home Yahoo Home
HTML . The text you place between the opening and closing tags will be shown as the link on a page.The web got its spidery name from the plentiful connections between web sites.Links to other pages within your domain Global . These connections are made using anchor tags to create links.Links to anchors on the current page Local ..
we've created a mini Table of Contents for this page.COM</a>
ESPN.ESPN.target=" _blank" Opens new page in a new browser window _self" Loads the new page in current window _parent" Loads new page into a frame that is superior to where the link lies _top" Loads new page into the current browser window. In the example below. They look like this. Here's the example. By placing blank anchors just after each heading. named anchors.com" target="_blank">ESPN. cancelling all frames The example below shows how you would link to ESPN. First. a popular sports web site.COM
To link to sections of your existing page a name must be given to the anchor. and naming them. the headings of this page contain blank. placing the pound symbol followed by the name of the anchor in the href of the new link.
<a href="#top">Go to the Top</a> <a href="#text">Learn about Text Links</a> <a href="#email">Learn about Email Links</a>
<a href="http://www. The target attribute is added to allow the browser to open ESPN in a new window.
Tizag's Own Code:
<h2>HTML Links and Anchors<a name="top"></a></h2> <h2>HTML Text Links<a name="text"></a></h2> <h2>HTML Email<a name="email"></a></h2>
Now create the reference links. we can then create reference links to those sections on this page as shown below. so that the viewer can remain at our web site.COM.
<a href="mailto:email@tizag. Things become complicated if we want to place image links available for download.Default Links.zip">Text Document</a>
Download a Text Document:
HTML .com?subject=Feedback&body=Sweet site!"> Email@tizag.com In some circumstances it may be necessary to fill in the body of the Email for the user as well.com</a>
Email@tizag.Go to the Top Learn about Text Links Learn about Email Links
<a href="http://www. Base
Placing files available for download is done in exactly the same fashion as placing text links.
<a href="mailto:email@example.com?subject=Feedback" >Email@tizag. If you want somebody to mail you about your site a good way to do it is place an email link with a subject already in place for them.Email Links
Creating an email link is simple. The best solution for images is to use a thumbnail link that we discuss in the next lesson.
you need to know 4 parts.
.. Expect complications if you forget to include all three parts of an entity.&
Then the entities name .© . In order to display these characters. trademark. It's always a good idea to set a base tag just incase your links become bugged somewhere down the line. Usually set your base to your home page.copy
And finally a semicolon . In order to display them.
<head> <base href="http://www. Several symbols such as copyright.com There's three parts to every entity.
Combine ©.com/"> </head>
HTML Character Entities
An entity is a fancy term for a symbol.Use the <base> tag in the head element to set a default URL for all links on a page to go to.
• Each begins with a ampersand .Copyright symbol. to make .tizag. Advertise on Tizag. or foreign cash symbols exist outside of the ones you see on your keyboard.
Additional Spaces and <>.
<. ¡. ¢. <br /> Body tag . <. >. §.< Greater than .  .
<p> Less than . ¦.As you have may have learned within paragraph and heading tags. <br /> Greater than .<body> Take a few minutes to view and play with the symbols listed in the Entities Table. must come  . ¥. ". so to use them on your web site you will need entities. browsers will only recognize and format 1 space between words reguardless of how many you may actually type in your coded HTML.> Body tag .down!</p>
Everything that goes up. . ¤. ".
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HTML Entities Reference Table
Symbol < > " ¡ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ ¦ § Definition Non-Breaking Space Less Than Greater Than Quotation Mark Inverted Exclamation Cent English Pound Currency Yen Broken Vertical Bar Section Numeric Value Correlating Name  . </p>
Less than Greater than:
Less than . ¢. . £. <. ¥. ¡. must come down! In HTML we use less than and greater than characters to create tags. £.<. ¦. ¤. . An entity exists for placing additional spaces.body>.>. Here's an example. §.
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Per Mile ‰. Ú. Right Double Quote ”. En Dash –. ø. &mdash. &dagger. If you are going to put your email link on a public website. &lsquo.com
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Create HTML Email
Making an HTML email link on your page is quick and simple.
We recommend the HTML Form Email that usually reduces the amount of potential spam.com?subject=Web Page Email&body=This email is from your website" > 2nd Email Example</a>
2nd Email Example
HTML .Populates the subject of the email with the information that you provide.
HTML Email Tag
There actually is not a separate HTML tag for creating an HTML email link. By defining a uniform subject that people will automatically have when clicking the link you will be able to tell right away whether or not an email came from the website or from another source (as long as your visitors don't mess with the subject that you give them). Instead you use a standard HTML anchor tag <a> and set the href property equal to the email adddress.
<a href= "mailto: a@b. Body . This is great when receiving emails from a website to an email account that handles more mail than just from that one link on your site.Populates the body of the email with the information that you provide.Another option to allow people to send you emails without exposing yourself to massive amounts of spam is to create an HTML form that gathers data from the user and emails it to your email account. This is probably confusing and may take a little while to get used to.Images
. rather than specifying a web URL.
<a href= "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" >Email Example</a>
Additional HTML Email Code
By adding a couple extra goodies onto the email address in href you can have both the SUBJECT and the BODY of the email automatically populated for your visitors.
as you continue to upload picture files to your system./sunset. however.html file picture file resides in previous directory as .gif") The location of this picture file is in relation to your location of your .. Each method has its pros and cons.Image src
Above we have defined the src attribute. the source of the image or more appropriately.Tizag.html file picture file resides in the pic directory in a previous directory as .gif" Location Description picture file resides in same directory as .html file and the location of the picture file. you may copy or upload the file onto your web server and access it locally using standard directory tree methods. so it is very important that you understand how to use them properly.Alternative Attribute
HTML . you may eventually run short on hard drive space.gif" src=". Copying the file directly to your web server solves this problem./sunset. (src=http://www.html file.
HTML . There are two ways to define the source of an image. Use the <img /> tag to place an image on your web page..html file
A URL cannot contain drive letters. since a src URL is a relational source interpretation based on the location of your .
Local Src src="sunset. Pictures must be uploaded along with your .gif) As your second choice.com
<img src="sunset. Use your best judgement to meet your needs. you may use any standard URL to properly point the src attribute to a local or external source./pics/sunset. As with links described in a previous lesson.. Advertise on Tizag. (src=". First you may use a standard URL. for instance using the URL of pictures on other sites poses a problem if the web master(s) of the other site happen to change the physical location of the picture file. Src stands for source.html file to your web server.com/pics/htmlT/sunset.gif" src=". Therefore something like src="C:\\www\web\pics\" will not work.Images are a staple of any web designer. where the picture file is located.
Vertically and Horizontally Align Images
Use the align and valign attributes to place images within your body. rather than letting the browser compute the size. align (Horizontal) o right o left o center 2. or if a user has image files disabled. height and width attributes. Without defining an image's dimensions your site may load poorly. valign (Vertical) o top o bottom
<img src="sunset. use the height and width attributes.The alt attribute specifies alternate text to be displayed if for some reason the browser cannot find the image. tables.gif" height="50" width="100">
Height and Width:
Above we have defined the src.com/brokenlink/sunset. By informing the browser of the image dimensions it knows to set aside a place for that image. or sections.
<img src="http://example.gif" alt="Beautiful Sunset" />
HTML .Image Height and Width
To define the height and width of the image. Text only browsers also depend on the alt attribute since they cannot display pictures. text and other images will be moved around when the browser finally figures out how big the picture is supposed to be and then makes room for the picture. 1.
<a href="http://www. The image will appear along the right hand side of the paragraph. this would be perfect.isn't it? </p> <p>This is the third paragraph that appears. Images are very useful for links and can be created with the HTML below. I think this paragraph serves as a nice example to show how this image alignment works.. isn't it? This is the third paragraph that appears below the paragraph with the image! you can see specified picture
Images as Links
This will be a quick review of the links ..</p>
Image Wrap Arond:
This is paragraph 1.gif" align="right"> The image will appear along the.
Below is an example of how to align an image to the right of a paragraph.com/"> <img src="sunset. yes it is.image lesson. yes it is. If we were talking about beautiful tropical sunsets.. As this is very nice for adding a little eye candy that relates to the paragraph.gif"> </a>
Now your image will take you to our home page when you click it.tizag. But we aren't talking about that. Change it to your home page URL....
<p>This is paragraph 1.</p> <p> <img src="sunset. so it's rather a waste.
have an unlimited color wheel. The main reason for this is that gifs can have a transparent background which is priceless when it comes to web design. To make a thumbnail save a low-quality version of a picture and make it have smaller dimensions.Thumbnails
Thumbnails are small size (Kilobytes) pictures that link to the larger. high quality picture. Jpegs however. clip art. but their size/quality ratio is outstanding. not as compressed as a jpeg.com" target="_blank"> <img src="ahman. or artwork to allow the viewer to catch that extra bit of detail. Jpegs don't allow for transparent backgrounds.gif"> </a>
. Now make this low-quality picture into an image link and have it point to the the high-quality picture. On the down side. gifs are usually larger files.gif"> </a>
HTML Gifs vs.
HTML . which calls for slow load times and large transfer rates. skip ahead to the image tutorial and come back after you feel comfortable with it. and buttons. Jpegs
Gifs are best used for banners.
<a href="http://www. If you do not know how to use the image tag.Image Links
Using graphics will liven up that tired.
<a href="sunset. Its best to use Jpegs for photo galleries. Avoid Jpegs for graphical design. and have a high compression rate downsizing your load times and saving hard drive space. To make an image link simply insert an image within the anchor tag. stick to using them for thumbnails and backgrounds. bland-looking text link.gif"> <img src="thmb_sunset. Gifs are also limited to the 256 color scheme.espn.
gif"> <img src="thmb_sunset. Advertise on Tizag.Notice that by default. many browsers add a small border around image links. This is to quickly deceifer the difference between image links and just ordinary images on a web site. high quality picture. place an order. Now make this low-quality picture into an image link and have it point to the the high-quality picture.Thumbnails
Thumbnails are small size (Kilobytes) pictures that link to the larger. such as: their name.gif"> </a>
Forms are a vital tool for the webmaster to receive information from the web surfer.
<a href="sunset.com" target="_blank"> <img src="ahman. A form will take input from the viewer and depending on your needs.espn.gif" border="0"> </a>
Image Link. you may store that data into a file. credit card. Since this default is different from web browser to web browser it may be best to squelch this ambiguity by setting the border attribute to zero. To make a thumbnail save a low-quality version of a picture and make it have smaller dimensions. register the person to your web forum. email address. etc. gather user statistics. or maybe subscribe them to your weekly newsletter.
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com"> Name: <input type="text" size="10" maxlength="40" name="name"> <br /> Password: <input type="password" size="10" maxlength="10" name="password"> </form>
Password: Do not use the password feature for security purposes. maxlength .Sets the horizontal width of the field. action .
HTML Form Email
Now we will add the submit functionality to your form. which sends the data without displaying any of the information to the visitor.Assigns a name to the given field so that you may reference it later. The unit of measurement is in blank spaces.Determines what kind of input field it will be. we must also add a destination for this information and specify how we want it to travel to that place. The data in the password field is not encrypted and is not secure in any way. and password.Before we teach you how to make a complete form. Adding the following attributes to your <form> will do just this. Input fields are going to be the meat of your form's sandwich. Possible choices are text.
<form method="post" action="mailto:youremail@email. the button should be the last item of your form and have its name attribute set to "Send" or "Submit".com"> Name: <input type="text" size="10" maxlength="40" name="name"> <br /> Password: <input type="password" size="10" maxlength="10" name="password"><br /> <input type="submit" value="Send">
. Name defines what the label of the button will be.Dictates the maximum number of characters that can be entered. name . Here is a list of important attributes of the submit: In addition to adding the submit button. size .We will only be using the post functionality of method. Generally.
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type . let's start out with the basics of forms. The <input> has a few attributes that you should be aware of.Specifies the URL to send the data to.
<form method="post" action="mailto:youremail@email. submit. We will be sending our information to a fake email address.
value . Below we have 2 groups: shade and size.
Simply change the email address to your own and you will have set up your first functional form!
HTML Radio Buttons
Radio buttons are a popular form of interaction. Below are a couple attributes you should know that relate to the radio button.com"> What kind of shirt are you wearing? <br /> Shade: <input type="radio" name="shade" value="dark">Dark <input type="radio" name="shade" value="light">Light <br /> Size: <input type="radio" name="size" value="small">Small <input type="radio" name="size" value="medium">Medium <input type="radio" name="size" value="large">Large <br /> <input type="submit" value="Email Myself"> </form>
What kind of shirt are you wearing? Shade: Size:
Light Medium Large
If you change the email address to your own and "Email Myself" then you should get an email with "shade=(choice) size=(choice)".
<form method="post" action="mailto:email@example.com what will be sent if the user chooses this radio button.defines which set of radio buttons that it is a part of. Only one value will be sent for a given group of radio buttons (see name for more information). name . You may have seen them on quizzes. questionnaires. and other web sites that give the user a multiple choice question.
The check box's name and value attributes behave the same as a radio button.
<form method="post" action="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"> College Degree? <select name="degree"> <option>Choose One</option> <option>Some High School</option> <option>High School Degree</option> <option>Some College</option> <option>Bachelor's Degree</option> <option>Doctorate</option> <input type="submit" value="Email Yourself"> </select> </form>
Drop Down Lists:
<form method="post" action="mailto:youremail@email. Goofy Donald Bugs Bunny Scooby Doo
HTML Drop Down Lists
Drop down menues are created with the <select> and <option> tags. <input type="checkbox" name="toon" value="Goofy">Goofy <input type="checkbox" name="toon" value="Donald">Donald <input type="checkbox" name="toon" value="Bugs">Bugs Bunny <input type="checkbox" name="toon" value="Scoob">Scooby Doo <input type="submit" value="Email Myself"> </form>
Select the 2 greatest toons.com"> Select your favorite cartoon characters.HTML Check Boxes
Check boxes allow for multiple items to be selected for a certain group of choices. <select> is the list itself and each <option> is an available choice for the user.
The HTML code for the upload form does nothing more than create an interface for the user to see and work with. PHP File Upload. the user has the option to type in the full local URL of the file or he/she may click the browse button to thumb through directory after directory.com"> Musical Taste <select multiple name="music" size="4"> <option value="emo" selected>Emo</option> <option value="metal/rock" >Metal/Rock</option> <option value="hiphop" >Hip Hop</option> <option value="ska" >Ska</option> <option value="jazz" >Jazz</option> <option value="country" >Country</option> <option value="classical" >Classical</option> <option value="alternative" >Alternative</option> <option value="oldies" >Oldies</option> <option value="techno" >Techno</option> </select> <input type="submit" value="Email Yourself"> </form>
HTML Upload Forms
<form method="post" action="mailto:youremail@email. a highlighted selection list. The first being a hidden field.Education?
HTML Selection Forms
Yet another type of form. This form will post what the user highlights.
. This hidden field does nothing more than limit the allowed file size of our uploaded file. The second part is the input field itself. An upload form consists of three basic parts. and the selected option tells the browser which choice to select by default. PHP and PERL work fine. We have an entire upload example demonstrated here. HTML codes this automatically when we place the type="file" attribute within the input tag.
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"off" "virtual" "physical"
Virtual means that the viewer will see the words wrapping as they type their comments.
<form method="post" action="mailto:youremail@email. Wrap has 3 values. but when the page is submitted to you. Off of course. the web host. the same as in word programs and the value of the columns reflects how many characters wide the text area will be. Rows and columns need to be specified as attributes to the <textarea> tag. and the viewer including any page breaks and additional spaces that may be inputed. Forums and the like use text areas to post what you type onto their site using scripts.com"> <textarea rows="5" cols="20" wrap="physical" name="comments"> Enter Comments Here </textarea> <input type="submit" value="Email Yourself"> </form>
. the document sent will not have wrapping words. One ongoing line. For this form. i. Another attribute to be aware of is the wrap. Physical means that the text will appear both to you.e. The words come as they are. turns off word wrapping within the text area. the web host.HTML Code:
<input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="100" /> <input name="file" type="file" />
HTML Text Areas
Text areas serve as an input field for viewers to place their own comments onto. the text area is used as a way to write comments to somebody. The example below shows a text area 5 rows tall and 20 characters wide. Rows are roughly 12pixels high.
Remember to set the name and value attributes for your forms so the document created will be neatly organized. Remember to place submit buttons with the form tags to submit the document correctly.
. Tables are a handy way to create a site's layout. A table cell is defined by <td> and </td>. but it does take some getting used to. Within a table element are the <tr> (table rows) and <td> (table columns) tags.
Tables may seem difficult at first.Enter Comments Here
Also note that any text placed between the opening and closing textarea tags will show up inside the text area when the browser views it. but after working through this lesson you'll see how they aren't too bad. Here's how to make a table.The border attribute defines how wide the table's border will be. Advertise on Tizag.com
<table border="1"> <tr><td>Row 1 Cell 1</td><td>Row 1 Cell 2</td></tr> <tr><td>Row 2 Cell 1</td><td>Row 2 Cell 2</td></tr> </table>
Row 1 Cell 1 Row 1 Cell 2 Row 2 Cell 1 Row 2 Cell 2 Content is placed within tables cells. The <table> tag is used to begin a table.
Spacing defines the width of the border. Color has been added to the table to emphasize these attributes.
<table border="1" cellspacing="10" bgcolor="rgb(0. use the <th> tag as shown below. while padding represents the distance between cell borders and the content within.Spanning Multiple Rows and Cells
Use rowspan to span multiple rows and colspan to span multiple columns.0)"> <tr> <th>Column 1</th> <th>Column 2</th> </tr> <tr><td>Row 1 Cell 1</td><td>Row 1 Cell 2</td></tr> <tr><td>Row 2 Cell 1</td><td>Row 2 Cell 2</td></tr> </table>
Cellspacing and Padding:
. Note: if you would like to place headers at the top of your columns. By default these headers are bold to set them apart from the rest of your table's content.
<table border="1"> <tr> <th>Column 1</th> <th>Column 2</th> <th>Column 3</th> </tr> <tr><td rowspan="2">Row 1 Cell 1</td> <td>Row 1 Cell 2</td><td>Row 1 Cell 3</td></tr> <tr><td>Row 2 Cell 2</td><td>Row 2 Cell 3</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="3">Row 3 Cell 1</td></tr> </table>
Colspan and Rowspan:
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Row 1 Cell 2 Row 1 Cell 3 Row 1 Cell 1 Row 2 Cell 2 Row 2 Cell 3 Row 3 Cell 1
Cell Padding and Spacing
With the cellpadding and cellspacing attributes you will be able to adjust the white space on your tables.255.
It may seem a bit complicated. Also. Bgcolor can be placed within several of the HTML tags. but if you keep everything organized it will be much easier to manage down the road. For additional
. However. The examples above show good form for organizing the table code. specifically page and table backgrounds.
<table border="1" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="rgb(0. The <tr> tag must always be placed before the <td> tag. Most attributes that use numeric values for their measurements use pixels.
HTML Color .0)"> <tr> <th>Column 1</th> <th>Column 2</th> </tr> <tr><td>Row 1 Cell 1</td><td>Row 1 Cell 2</td></tr> <tr><td>Row 2 Cell 1</td><td>Row 2 Cell 2</td></tr> </table>
Column 1 Row 1 Cell 1 Row 2 Cell 1 Column 2 Row 1 Cell 2 Row 2 Cell 2
The value you specify for padding and spacing is interpreted by the browser as a pixel value you.bgcolor
The bgcolor attribute is used to control the background of an HTML elmement.
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Tables can be given backgrounds using the bgcolor attribute. So a value of 10 is simply 10 pixels wide.255. we suggest you only use it for your page's main background (<body>) and in tables. you can also give separate backgrounds to <td> and <tr> tags. be aware that backgrounds are not limited to the <table> tag.Column 1 Row 1 Cell 1 Row 2 Cell 1
Column 2 Row 1 Cell 2 Row 2 Cell 2
And now we will change the cellpadding of the table and remove the cellspacing from the previous example.
We set the background of this paragraph to be silver. 255)" border="1"><tr> <td>A blue colored table background using RGB values "rgb(0.</td> </tr></table> <table bgcolor="rgb(0.
. 255)". check out CSS Backgrounds.</td> </tr></table>
A lime colored table background using color names.. 0. 0.
<body bgcolor="Silver"> <p>We set the background. The HTML to change the background color is simple: Advertise on Tizag. Just use the bgcolor attribute in the <body> tag and you are golden. The body tag is where you change the pages background.background styling.</td> </tr></table> <table bgcolor="#ff0000" border="1"><tr> <td>A red colored table background using hexadecimal values "#FF0000".
<table bgcolor="lime" border="1"><tr> <td>A lime colored table background using color names. Now continue the lesson to learn more about adding background colors in your HTML!
Adding Color to Your Tables
This example shows how to add a background color for an entire table using generic values of color. A blue colored table background using RGB values "rgb(0.. here is how to change the background of your web page. 0. 255)". A red colored table background using hexadecimal values "#FF0000".com
<TAGNAME bgcolor="value"> Quick and dirty.
Adding Color to Table Rows & Columns
Here's a few common examples of "bgcolor" and font color
<table> <tr bgcolor="#FFFF00"><td>This <tr bgcolor="#AAAAAA"><td>This <tr bgcolor="#FFFF00"><td>This <tr bgcolor="#AAAAAA"><td>This <tr bgcolor="#FFFF00"><td>This <tr bgcolor="#AAAAAA"><td>This </table> Row Row Row Row Row Row is is is is is is Yellow!</td></tr> Gray!</td></tr> Yellow!</td></tr> Gray!</td></tr> Yellow!</td></tr> Gray!</td></tr>
This Row is Yellow! This Row is Gray! This Row is Yellow! This Row is Gray! This Row is Yellow! This Row is Gray!
Background Color and Font Color Together!
Check out this "Scoreboard" we made with the use of font color and bgcolor!
<table bgcolor="#000000"> <tr><td bgcolor="#009900"> <font color="#FFFF00" align="right">Green Bay</font></td> <td><font color="#FFFFFF">13</font></td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="#0000FF"> <font color="#DDDDDD" align="right">New England</font></td> <td><font color="#FFFFFF">27</font></td></tr> </table>
Green Bay 13 New England 27
<table bgcolor="#777777"> <tr><td> <p><font face="Monotype Corsiva. Verdana" size="4" color="#00FF00">
The colors are made out of hex-pairs for red. paragraphs. or Verdana as the backup. Shades of gray occur when the 3 paired amounts of each color are equal.100)".100.This paragraph tag has. Both fonts are widely accepted as standard fonts.. white is all the colors of light. we use the background attribute as follows. To accomplish this.tizag." "#0A0A0A" Avoid bright. Tables. You should see Monotype Corsiva font if you have it installed. "#333333.
HTML .com/pics/htmlT/background. "rgb(100. Advertise on Tizag.jpg" > <tr><td>This table has a background image</td></tr> </table>
This table has a background image
HTML . </font></p> </td></tr> </table>
This paragraph tag has a gray background with green colored font.Background Repeat
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If you are new to HTML consider sticking with color names for setting your background color. and green. There's 216 "true colors" with hexidecimal. and bodys may all have a background image. Which is the oposite when dealing with pigments of color on paper. #33AA44. headache-causing color schemes! Keep your coloring distinct and purposeful. blue. Examples: #99FFCC..Background
Images can be placed within elements of HTML.com
<table height="100" width="150" background="http://www. Remember that black is NO color at all (a blank screen). Example.
it can also be quite useful as you will see in the following example. Everything looks great. or Paint Shop Pro.com/pics/htmlT/background.
<table height="100" width="150" background="http://www. We either need to find an image to fit exactly as our background or have an image editing program to adjust the dimensions of our image.
HTML . From a different angle. we could create a very small (perhaps 4X4 pixels) and create a couple of basic patterns.In the first example we happen to be lucky because our image and our table had exactly the same size pixel dimensions. In an image editing program such as Adobe Photosop.jpg" > <tr><td>This table has a background image</td></tr> </table>
This table has a background image It is obvious this is often not the desired outcome.tizag. When your HTML element is larger than the dimensions of your picture. however.com/pics/htmlT/pattern.
Now here is the same image set as the background to our same table.Patterned Backgrounds
Repeating a generic image as a background doesn't have much practical use.
. we can use this default attribute to our benefit say if we wanted to have some sort of pattern as our background.tizag.jpg" > <tr><td>This table has a background patterned image</td></tr> </table>
This table has a background patterned image This technique is definitely one for the pros.
<table height="200" width="300" background="http://www. the image simply begins to repeat itself.
you place them onto your websites the exact same way as you would a repeating background. and all systems should be go.com/pics/htmlT/transparent. colored backgrounds. use the smallest dimensions possible even as small as 1x1 if you can. Then make sure you save your file as a gif not a jpeg. Now that you have had the crash course on creating transparent files. Most image editors have some sort of transparency device to create images that appear see through. Larger files load slow and inhibit the load time of your sites. Experiment.gif" > <tr><td>This table has a red transparent background image</td></tr> </table>
This table has a red transparent background image
When creating patterns or transparent gifs. and fiddle around with your backgrounds to come up with something enjoyable to look at.
HTML Color Chart
Below is the hexadecimal representation for an array of HTML background colors.Transparent Background
Another great techinique. The hexadecimal value that you see displayed in each box represents the value to get the background color of that cell.
<table background="http://www.tizag.HTML . along the same lines as the patterned images. is that of transparent. tinker. #000000 #003300 #006600 #009900 #000033 #003333 #006633 #009933 #000066 #003366 #006666 #009966 #000099 #003399 #006699 #009999 #0000CC #0033CC #0066CC #0099CC #0000FF #0033FF #0066FF #0099FF
#00CC00 #00CC33 #00CC66 #00CC99 #00CCCC #00CCFF #00FF00 #00FF33 #00FF66 #00FF99 #00FFCC #00FFFF
. We're not going to cover how to do this with every single program. check out our HTML Background Color lesson. If you would like more information about using HTML color. however. Be creative. most of the time all you need to do is fill your canvas with the color you would like and then set the opacity to something below 100%.
#330000 #333300 #336600 #339900
#330033 #333333 #336633 #339933
#330066 #333366 #336666 #339966
#330099 #333399 #336699 #339999
#3300CC #3333CC #3366CC #3399CC
#3300FF #3333FF #3366FF #3399FF
#33CC00 #33CC33 #33CC66 #33CC99 #33CCCC #33CCFF #33FF00 #33FF33 #33FF66 #33FF99 #33FFCC #33FFFF
#660000 #663300 #666600 #669900
#660033 #663333 #666633 #669933
#660066 #663366 #666666 #669966
#660099 #663399 #666699 #669999
#6600CC #6633CC #6666CC #6699CC
#6600FF #6633FF #6666FF #6699FF
#66CC00 #66CC33 #66CC66 #66CC99 #66CCCC #66CCFF #66FF00 #66FF33 #66FF66 #66FF99 #66FFCC #66FFFF
#990000 #993300 #996600 #999900
#990033 #993333 #996633 #999933
#990066 #993366 #996666 #999966
#990099 #993399 #996699 #999999
#9900CC #9933CC #9966CC #9999CC
#9900FF #9933FF #9966FF #9999FF
#99CC00 #99CC33 #99CC66 #99CC99 #99CCCC #99CCFF #99FF00 #99FF33 #99FF66 #99FF99 #99FFCC #99FFFF
#CC0000 #CC0033 #CC0066 #CC0099 #CC00CC #CC00FF #CC3300 #CC3333 #CC3366 #CC3399 #CC33CC #CC33FF #CC6600 #CC6633 #CC6666 #CC6699 #CC66CC #CC66FF #CC9900 #CC9933 #CC9966 #CC9999 #CC99CC #CC99FF #CCCC00 #CCCC33 #CCCC66 #CCCC99 #CCCCCC #CCCCFF #CCFF00 #CCFF33 #CCFF66 #CCFF99 #CCFFCC #CCFFFF
#FF0000 #FF0033 #FF0066 #FF0099 #FF00CC #FF00FF #FF3300 #FF3333 #FF3366 #FF3399 #FF33CC #FF33FF #FF6600 #FF6633 #FF6666 #FF6699 #FF66CC #FF66FF
#FF9900 #FF9933 #FF9966 #FF9999 #FF99CC #FF99FF #FFCC00 #FFCC33 #FFCC66 #FFCC99 #FFCCCC #FFCCFF #FFFF00 #FFFF33 #FFFF66 #FFFF99 #FFFFCC #FFFFFF
Frames allow for multiple ".The parent tag that defines the characteristics of this frames page.com
A good rule of thumb is to call the page which contains this frame information "index. With the addition of CSS and PHP. Individual frames are defined inside it.html"> </frameset> </html>
Here's the example: Frame Index
frameset . which means the content (the 2nd column) will use the remaining width for itself. Here is a classic example of a basic "index" frameset with a menu on the left and content on the right.*"> <frame src="menu. *". and content in another frame. When someone clicks a link on the menu that web page is then opened on the content page.
<html> <head> </head> <frameset cols="30%.A Generic Frame Page
Frames are most typically used to have a menu in one frame. frame src="" -The location of the web page to load into the frame. but rather tells the browser which web pages you would like to open. Advertise on Tizag.html"> <frame src="content. In the above example we chose the menu (the 1st column) to be 30% of the total page and used a "*".html" documents to be displayed inside of one browser window at a time. but if you wish to use them.html" because that is typically a site's main page.Cols(columns) defines the width that each frame will have.
. read on. frames have become outdated. This means that one page has no content on it. frameset cols="#%.
border="#".html"> <frame src="content.
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frameborder="#" . used by Internet Explorer.html"> <frame src="content.*"> <frame src="title. used by Netscape.html"> <frameset cols="30%.*"> <frame src="menu.rows defines the height that each frame will have. *".html"> </frameset> </html>
frameset rows="#%. to be safe.*"> <frame src="title. Note: Framespacing and border are the same attribute. with the same value.
Here's an example of the same frameset without the borders.
<html><head></head> <frameset border="0" frameborder="0" framespacing="0" rows="20%.Modifies the border width. It is possible to remove these and manipulate the spacing between frames with frameborder and framespacing.*"> <frame src="menu.html"> </frameset> </html>
Here's a visual:Visual
.Adding a Banner or Title Frame
Add a row to the top for a title and graphics with the code as follows:
<html><head></head> <frameset rows="20%. These attributes appear within the frameset tag. so use both.A zero value shows no "window" border. but some browsers only recognize one or the other.
FrameBorder and FrameSpacing
You probably noticed those ugly gray lines that appear between the frames. framespacing="#" -Modifies the border width. In the above example we chose the new title (the 1st row) to be 20% of the total page height and used a "*".html"> <frameset border="0" frameborder="0" framespacing="0" cols="30%. which means that menu and content (which are the 2nd row) will use the remaining height.
html" scrolling="yes" noresize> </frameset> </html>
...*"> <frame name="menu" src="menu.*"> <frame src="menu. Our frame page is now a perfectly functional menu & content layout!
Noresize and Scrolling
It's possible to further customize the <frame> tag using the noresize and scrolling="" attributes. </html>
Here's the Visual: Visual We first named the content frame "content" on our frame page and then we set the base target inside menu.*"> <frame src="title.
<html><head></head> <frameset border="2" frameborder="1" framespacing="2" rows="20%.*"> <frame name="title" src="title.html"> <frameset cols="30%.html to point to that frame.html"> <name="content" src="content.html.html"> </frameset> </html>
<html> <head> <base target="content"> </head> .html" scrolling="auto" noresize> <frame src="content.Frame Name and Frame Target
How nice would it be to make each menu link load into the content page? We do this by naming each frame and setting the correct base target inside menu.
<html><head></head> <frameset rows="20%.html" noresize scrolling="no"> <frameset border="4" frameborder="1" framespacing="4" cols="30%.
Always set the scrolling and resize options to optimize loadtime. they are usually viewed as unacceptable by most web designers.Do not let the frames be resized by the visitor. However.
<table id="shell" bgcolor="black" border="1" heigh="200" width="300"> <tr><td> <table id="inner" bgcolor="white" heigh="100" width="100"> <tr><td>Tables inside tables!</td></tr> </table> </td></tr></table>
Tables inside tables:
Tables inside tables! The white table (identified as inner) exists inside of the (shell) table. Tables on the other hand are the bread and butter of HTML layouts.html file and be done with it!
HTML . Instead of updating the menu on each page. We also set the scrolling for our title banner to no. because it does not make sense to have a scrollbar appear in the title frame. the black one. Any element may be placed inside of a table including tables themselves. Using a simple menu/content frame design can reduce updates to massive sites.Noresize and Scrolling:
Here's the Visual: Visual
noresize .Standard Layout
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Frames can be simple and well organized.
We set the scrolling for our content frame to yes to ensure our visitors will be able to scroll if the content goes off the screen. scrolling="(yes/no)". you could simply update the menu. Not many options exist with the body tag alone.Allow scrolling or not inside a frame.
HTML layout is very basic. A light bulb should be going off inside of your head as you explore how this system will allow for the creation of limitless layouts.
These are the backbone to any great website. and your content or display box. navigation.
<table id="shell" title="Shell" height="250" width="400" border="0" bgcolor="black" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0"> <tr height="50"><td bgcolor="white"> <table title="banner" id="banner"> <tr><td>Banner goes here</td></tr> </table>
.A fairly standard layout consists of a banner near the top. The more specific you are about heights and widths.
<table cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" bgcolor="black" id="shell" height="250" width="400"> <tr height="50"><td colspan="2" bgcolor="white"> <table title="Banner" id="banner" border="0"> <tr><td>Place a banner here</td></tr> </table> </td></tr> <tr height="200"><td bgcolor="white"> <table id="navigation" title="Navigation" border="0"> <tr><td>Links!</td></tr> <tr><td>Links!</td></tr> <tr><td>Links!</td></tr> </table> </td><td bgcolor="white"> <table title="Content" id="content" border="0"> <tr><td>Content goes here</td></tr> </table> </td></tr></table>
Place a banner here Content goes here
Links! Links! Links!
This approach is basic yet organized. The code becomes complex rather fast. you will need to be sure to properly assign height and width values to your tables as well. the less debugging you will have to perform. Often times websites become too complex for the viewer to follow.
break it up and organize it in your own way to make things easier for you.com There are three main reasons you may want your code to be ignored. Use cellspacing to add usable borders to your content. Keep things neat. Use the align and valign (vertical align) attributes to align your navigation and content.Comments -->
A comment is a way for you as the web page developer to control what lines of code are to be ignored by the web browser.
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Your code can become quite complicated rather fast.</td></tr> <tr height="25"><td bgcolor="white"> <table title="Navigation" id="navigation"> <tr><td>Links!</td> <td>Links!</td> <td>Links!</td></tr> </table> </td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="white"> <table title="Content" id="content"> <tr><td>Content goes here</td></tr> </table> </td></tr></table>
Basic Layout 2:
Banner goes here Links! Links! Links! Content goes here
The code is quite a lot to look at. Temporarily commenting out elements especially if the element has been left unfinished. keep an organized spacing system so it becomes easy to spot where one table ends and the other beings.
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Writing notes or reminders to yourself inside your actual HTML documents. Advertise on Tizag.
scripting language(s).Use the last example place text inside your code and documents that the web browser will ignore.com/pics/tizagSugar. or elements that aren't quite finished.<!-. this includes any HTML tags. This is a great way to place little notes to yourself or to remind yourself what pieces of code are doing what.<input type="text" size="12" /> -.tizag. Also. these notes to yourself are a great way to remember what was going on as you may not remember 5 or more years down the road.Commenting Existing Code -->
As a web developer often times you may have many works in progress.
<!-. etc. In this case you may comment out an element until it is 100% ready for the site.jpg" height="100" width="200" />
Comment to self:
As you can see comment syntax may be a little complicated.Input Field -->
Now when we are ready to display that element. we can simply remove the comment tags and our browser will readily display the element. All combinations of text placed within the comment tags will be ignored by the web browser. there is an opening and a closing much like tags.
<!--Note to self: This is my banner image! Don't forget --> <img src="http://www. Below we have commented out an input form element since we are not quite ready to receive input from our users.
HTML .Opening Comment -.
.> Closing Comment
Placing notes and reminders to yourself is a great way to remember your thoughts and to keep track elements embedded in your webpages. your code may exist for many years.
You will learn that once they are placed within the <script> tags.
<script> <!-document. allow your site to be included in their search engine. Nothing is more frustrating than deleting bits of code only to turn around and recode them. You should specify the most popular search terms you believe someone would use to reach your web site.
Make notes often and frequently. only then does the browser correctly execute the scripts.Commenting Scripts -->
With this example we are jumping far ahead.
HTML .<input type="text" size="12" />
Comment out elements and bits of code that you may want to recall and use at a later date. you may want to look back and edit your code 5 years from now. just be sure you understand when to use comments and where to look for them. meta tags were a primary way for your site to be recognized by web spiders.
Keywords Meta Tag
Keywords or phrases are placed in this meta tag's content attribute. you should still include meta for those search bots that do recognize them.
HTML Meta Tags
Meta tags are used to supply information for search engines that will not be seen by the web surfer unless they were to view your web site's HTML. but the internet community abused the meta tags to artificially increase their ranking in the search engine databases. In the past. A few years back.<!-. Nevertheless.
and they should be. etc" /> </head>
name defines what type of meta tag being used. As mentioned above if they do not match.
<head> <meta name="keywords" content="keyword. key keywords.
<head> <meta name="description" content="Tizag contains webmaster tutorials. tizag" /> </head>
Description Meta Tag
As you might have guessed.
<head> <meta name="keywords" content="HTML. Repeated words.
Revised Meta Tag
The revised meta tag records when the last update was done to the site.com would be as follows. you may be ignored or blocked by some search engines. Here's an example of proper usage for a site." /> </head>
Description and Keywords tags are very similar. or words that do not pertain to the content of the site will not benefit you or those using a search engine.you could spam this meta tag with any and every keyword possible to gain ranking on search engines. tutorials. Note that the keywords are separated by commas. XHTML. Keywords that appeared in the keyword meta tag should appear here as well. An example of the keywords meta tag for Tizag. CSS.
<head> <meta name="revised" content="Happy New Year: 1/1/2003" /> </head>
Refresh Page and Redirect
. this tag will show a brief description of the web page to a search engine. Be careful. Your description should be a sentence or two about your web site.
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Its important not to repeat words in the description or keywords meta tags Meta is not the only way to have your site seen by search engines. However. With the refresh meta tag you will be able to redirect visitors to the web site of your choice.tizag.
<head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="10.
<head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5.com) ever changes. A quick refresh may be necessary for news.Later down the road. stocks.
There are two very popular scripts that are commonly used in HTML to make web pages come alive. If your domain (. This code will send your visitors to espn.
.com" /> </head>
Above shows refreshing Tizag's home page every 10 seconds. and then use a redirect meta tag to make life easier for your viewers that already may have your site bookmarked. or any other time-sensitive information. is redirection.
HTML Music Codes
Inserting music onto a web page is relatively easy.
HTML Vbscript How To
To insert vbscript code onto your website you must once again make use of the script tag.
<script type="text/vbscript"> <!--script ***The vbscript code should go in this spot*** --> </script>
height .choose if the media file will start automatically loop . the above example will appear slightly different.
<embed src="beethoven.if this value is true then the media player will not be displayed.the height of the media player hidden . We recommend using this attribute only if you know that your visitors will not want the option to stop the music that is playing on your web page. (Values are true/false)
<embed src="beethoven.mid" /> <p>Above is an embedded media player. The range is 0-100. but embed is now considered the standard for inserting media.set the volume of the media file.
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Embed Attributes . There are other ways to link to music.the width of the media player. To stop the music press stop/pause. To make your embedded player display properly change the attributes associated with display.Related to Display
To customize the appearance of the embedded media player be sure to set the following attributes.
Embed Attributes . you do not want to mess with the width and height of the media player as it can cause the media player to look rather distorted. Below is an minimalist example of the embed tag using the src attribute to define the media file's location.
<embed src="beethoven.Related to Functionality
To customize the functionality of the embedded media player be sure to set the following attributes.mid" width="360" height="165" />
Usually.mid" autostart="false" loop="false" volume="60" />
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autostart .Music is inserted onto a web page with the use of the embed tag.sets the media file to repeat or not volume .</p>
Depending on what kind of media software you or your visitor has installed.
com/files/html/htmlexample. Advertise on Tizag. If done poorly.set the volume of the media file.Customize Your Code:
The attribute controls sets which controls for the media player will be displayed. In fact. it works much like the image tag. much like the concept of "thumbnailing" images.Video Codes
Videos can be embedded into your html documents (web pages) two different ways. You may also simply place the URL of your media files into the href attribute of an anchor tag.tizag.
HTML .mpeg" autostart="false" />
You may start and stop your movie files by either pressing the buttons at the bottom of the object or by single clicking (stop) on the object and double clicking your mouse (continue/play).choose if the media file will start automatically loop .
<embed src="http://www. users will be annoyed by the music and will leave your web site Only set the hidden attribute if you are certain your visitors will not want to stop the music. The embed tag does not require a closing tag.sets the media file to repeat or not volume . then be sure to set the loop attribute to true.
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Be careful when placing music on your web site. feel free to use this URL while you practice. One method is to use the <embed /> tag to display your media file.
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autostart . If you want your music to play over and over again. A src attribute must be defined by the correct URL (local or global) in order for the video file to be displayed correctly. The range is 0-100. Here is a look at the embed tag with a global URL.
swf files .set the standard for compression movie files created by the Moving Pictures Expert Group.<a href="http://www. and MOV's (. AVI's (. Values are true or false. ". false means no looping.Google Video
Google video has recently gained popularity as a source for sharing movies on the internet.Video Media Types
Flash movies (. (Hide your embeded media if you just want background noise).Setting a playcount means the media will repeat itself x number of times instead of continuously as with the loop attribute above.swf"> motiontween1easy. (playcount="2" will repeat the video twice).swf</a>
motiontween1easy. hidden . there are some unique attributes available to the <embed /> tag including: volume. As you search through videos there Google has provided a text area with an embed tag inside of it.mpeg files . playcount .are Microsoft's Window's Media Video file types.Embed Attributes
Along with the previously discussed src attribute. volume .
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The listings above are the most commonly used formats for the internet. and loop. Google allows you to download and display these movies on any of your own html pages. autostart.A true value means the media will continuously loop.mov) file types are supported by the embed tag.mpeg" files and Macromedia's .
HTML .are the file types created by Macromedia's Flash program.controls the media's ability to start without prompting.tizag.swf).wmv files . .mov files . Copy this text area to your own HTML pages to embed Google videos onto your own pages. At Google Video it is possible to search for any type of movie.>
HTML .swf files are the most compact and widely used among the internet. loop .
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.are Apple's Quick Time Movie format.Google Video HTML Code -. Stick to any of the file types above for use with your web pages. (0-100).set a numeric value for the loudness of your media. .com/pics/flash/motiontween1easy.
<! -. Values are true or false.controls whether or not the play/stop/pause embedded object is hidden or not. hidden. .avi).
As we mentioned. height:326px.google.<embed style="width:400px." id="VideoPlayback" align="middle" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://video. the body tag serves as the element containing all the content for the website. Advertise on Tizag. topmargin Sets a margin along the top of your body element.
A unique set of margin attributes are available to the body tag.google.Body Margins
leftmargin Sets a lefthand margin for your body element.com
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It is a messy code above. right.
Embed Google Video:
HTML . These attributes work much like those of a word processing program.google.
Basically you set a base color scheme and then you may use other means to modify the text color as needed in your site.Div Element(s)
<body link="white" vlink="black" >
<body link="rgb(255. we may also specify base colors for visted or unvisted links.
HTML .Base Links
Along the same lines. Think of it as a means to set the color of your text 'unless otherwise noted'.Base Text
The text attribute sets the text color of all text contained within the body tags. we recommend using Cascading Style Sheets instead.
<body text="red" >
<body text="rgb(255.0)" >
HTML .0.255)" vlink="rgb(0.0. This method has deprecated.or bottom of your website. Setting these attributes means that all the content you place within your body tags will honor the preset margin.0)" >
Setting a baselink is a great way to ensure your viewers will not receive that annoying error message that occurs with broken links.255.
<body topmargin="50"> <body leftmargin="50">
Top Margin Left Margin
com">Google</a> </div> </body>
HTML Div Element:
Google Above is a great visual about how a div plays the role of a container for other HTML elements.
<div id="menu" align="right" > <a href="">HOME</a> | <a href="">CONTACT</a> | <a href="">ABOUT</a> </div> <div id="content" align="left" bgcolor="white"> <h5>Content Articles</h5> <p>This paragraph would be your content paragraph with all of your readable material.google. applying a background color/image is the only real way to visualize your div tags. or frames. Div elements are block elements and work behind the scenes grouping other tags together.
HTML . web creators only had two choices. anything else should be reserved for CSS.com
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id width height title style
For the purpose of this example. Use only the following attributes with your div element.
<body> <div style="background: green"> <h5 >SEARCH LINKS</h5> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.Div Layouts
When HTML first began. Much like the body tag. we have included the style attribute in order to color our div tag in order to bring a stronger visualization for our viewers. The div element provides a 3rd alternative. A table layout.The <div> tag is nothing more than a container for other tags. since a div can contain any/every other type of html element within its beginning and ending tag. (CSS Tutorial) Advertise on Tizag.</p>
<div id="menu" align="right" > <a href="">HOME</a> | <a href="">CONTACT</a> | <a href="">ABOUT</a> | <a href="">LINKS</a> </div> <div id="content" align="left" > <h5>Content Articles</h5> <p>This paragraph would be your content paragraph with all of your readable material.
Content Article Number Two
Here's another content article right here.</p> <h5 >Content Article Number Two</h5> <p>Here's another content article right here. Let's add a "LINKS" page to our menu.Bold
. adding more content or more links to our previous example might demonstrates why a div is simpler to work with. Advanced web developers find div elements to be far easier to work with than tables. and another article of content below the existing content.</p> </div>
HTML Div Layout II:
HOME | CONTACT | ABOUT | LINKS
This paragraph would be your content paragraph with all of your readable material.</div>
HTML Div Layout:
HOME | CONTACT | ABOUT
This paragraph would be your content paragraph with all of your readable material.
Use CSS Positioning with divs and code like a pro!
<b>This text is entirely BOLD!</b>
This text is entirely BOLD! Place the bold tag inside other elements to highlight important words and give feeling to your text.
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Cardio: Latin word meaning of the heart.com
. Use Cascading Style Sheets for font styles and sizes.
<p><b>Don't</b> touch that!</p>
Don't touch that! You may also use it to separate words from their meaning in a dictionary fashion.Creating bold text can be accomplished through the use of the <b> bold tag. Rather.
HTML . The idea here is to use the bold tag in quick formatting situations. use them to emphasize text or words.Italic(s)
The italics tags should be used to highlight a key word or phrase. These tags are not intended to to stylize or shape your font face. Advertise on Tizag. It is not a good idea to bold entire paragraphs or other elements simply because you want the text to be larger or fatter.
<em>Emphasized</em> Text! Create a <blockquote>blockquote</blockquote>! Format your <address>addresses</address>!
Italic tag! Emphasized Text! Create a blockquote! Format your addresses! Each of the above tags is generally interpretted by the browser in a similar way.
HTML Bold and Italics
Both the <b> and the <i> tags can be placed within other elements to format your texts. The two commonly used tags to place italics onto a website are <em> and <i>. They can also be used together to bold and italisize words or phrases. Rogerson <b><i>MD</i></b></p>
. just be sure you open and close the tags in the same order. They are short and sweet.
<b>HTML</b> <i>Hyper Text Markup Language</i> or <b>HTML</b> <em>Hyper Text Markup Language</em>
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language or HTML Hyper Text Markup Language As you can see. the output is the same regardless of what tag we used to emphasize our definitions.
<p>Phillip M. Nothing fancy here.
This text has been formatted to be computer <code>code</code>!
This text has been formatted to be computer code! Use this tag to separate any computer code you wish to display on your website.Phillip M.Code <code>
The code tag allows you to specify some of your text as computer code. we will discuss <a href="" target="_blank" title="Tizag Links"> <b><i>HTML Links</i></b> </a> in a later lesson. Be assured that once you learn Cascading Style Sheets the code will become simpler. Advertise on Tizag. size.com You may have noticed that nearly all of our examples thus far use the computer code tag when displaying each HTML Code example.</p>
Include several external links throughout your texts as references to your viewers. As you can see.
. Rogerson MD This is brilliant when placing text links directly inside your paragraphs as a reference to the user. we will discuss HTML Links in a later lesson.
The best advice is just to keep things simply and avoid going overboard with these tags. and letter spacing to give the text the feel of being computer code. This simply changes the font face.
HTML . It is not always necessary. but the tag exists if you so desire.
<p>Include several external links throughout your texts as references to your viewers. the code becomes quite complex as you begin to place more and more tags on the board.
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. and absolutely annoying at times.
<pre> Roses are Red.com We showed you one way to get around this by using the ltbr /> tag. Spaces.
It is not a good idea to use this tag to format large pieces of text. Advertise on Tizag. and line breaks that exist in your actual code will be preserved with the pre tag. One simple solution might be to use the <pre> tag. I may sound crazy. Tabs and spacing are quite different. tabs. Violets are blue.HTML .google.
<p>Feel free to search <a href="http://www.<pre> Preformatting
A web browser interprets your html document as being one long line. you may have tabs and line breaks in notepad aligning your content so it is easier to read for you the web master your browser ignores those tabs and line breaks.com" target="_blank"> <code>Google</code> </a> for anything you wish to find on the internet.Code Links
Another use may be to separate links on your page and give them a unique look. Often times you will lose track of the tags and debugging can be tedious. This tag provides a very quick way to accomplish this. Sure. Use the <pre> tag for any special circumstances where you wish to have the text appear exactly as it is typed. standing for previously formatted text.</p>
Feel free to search Google for anything you wish to find on the internet.
Violets are blue.
<p>"It was a lover's tryst<sup>1</sup>. I may sound crazy. superscripting directs your attention to the bottom of the page.Footnotes
You may have come across several texts where a referencing.
2<sup>3</sup> = 8 14<sup>x</sup>
23 = 8 14x
HTML . These footnotes can also be created with the superscript tag.Exponents
We may use the superscripting technique to express exponential expressions.Roses are Red. You may id these tags for use with Cascading Style Sheets.<sup> Superscript
Superscripted text can be placed onto your website using the <sup> tag.com
<p>This text is <sup>superscripted!</sup></p>
This text is superscripted!
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HTML ." <hr /> 1. Secret meeting between lovers
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HTML .Carbon Dioxide
To place text onto your site that appears to be crossed out.Subscript
Use the subscript tags to place subscripted text onto your websites."It was a lover's tryst1.Chemical Compounds
This tag allows for the creation of chemical compounds. Advertise on Tizag.Oxygen <p>CO<sub>2</sub> .Water O2 .Water <p>O<sub>2</sub> . we use the <del> tag.Carbon Dioxide
<p>This text is <del>scratched</del> out!</p>
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<p>This text is <sub>subscripted!</sub></p>
This text is subscripted!
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HTML - Check Off Tasks
Here's an example of a web developer checking off tasks as they are performed.
<ol> <li>Clean my room</li> <li><del>Cook Dinner</del></li> <li><del>Wash Dishes</del></li> </ol>
To Do List:
1. Clean my room 2. Cook Dinner 3. Wash Dishes
Place the del tags inside your links or anchor tags for a unique look.
HTML - Input Tags
Input fields come in several flavors including checkboxes, text fields, radios, and form submission buttons. The <input /> tag does not require a closing tag and is thus an "all in one" tag. Advertise on Tizag.com
HTML - The Type Attribute
To specify one type of input tag from another we set the type attribute to one of the following values.
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"text" "password" "checkbox" "radio" "submit" "reset"
HTML - Text Fields and Password Fields
You have seen many of these types of input forms throughout the internet.
<input type="text" /> <input type="password" />
Text Fields and Passwords:
HTML - Checkboxes
Checkboxes allow the user to select multiple choices for a single question. A type of "check all that apply" question is best answered using a checkbox.
<input type="checkbox" /> <input type="checkbox" /><input type="checkbox" />
HTML - Radios
Radios are best used in "multiple choice" type quizzes and questionaires. Where the user is only permitted to select one answer to a question.
<input type="radio" /> <input type="radio" /><input type="radio" />
HTML - Submit Buttons
<input type="submit" value="Submit" /> <input type="submit" value="Continue Please!" />
Submit Continue Please!
HTML - Reset Buttons
The final type of input is the reset button. Setting the type to reset will place a button within your form to reset each field when clicked. Users enjoy having a "start over" button such as the reset button in case they begin filling out the wrong information in a major way.
<input type="reset" value="Reset Fields" /> <input type="reset" value="Start Over" />
Reset Fields Start Over
HTML - User Input
HTML .Text Field Maxlength
Without specifying a maxlength attribute. The example below provides 3 different sizes for your text fields. PERL. or ASP. always specify a maxlength. the viewer is able to type as many characters as they wish into the text field (even if you specify a size). Advertise on Tizag.Text Field Size
We can control the size of the text area by specifying the size attribute.
HTML .com This information is usually then processed through a server side scripting language such as PHP. The default size is around 20 characters long. To limit the number of characters a user can type into your fields.
<input type="text" size="5" maxlength="5" /> <input type="text" size="15" maxlength="15" /> <input type="text" size="25" maxlength="25" />
Text fields are small rectangles that allow a user to simply input some text and submit that information to the web server.
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<input type="text" size="5" /> <input type="text" size="15" /> <input type="text" size="25" />
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Changing the size attribute changes the size of the display of the text field on our site.
beaware that these fields are not encrypted and therefore are unsafe.Text Field Value
Using the value attribute. we could pre-populate our text fields with some information. Also. replacing them with dots.
<input type="password" size="5" maxlength="5" /> <input type="password" size="15" maxlength="15" /> <input type="password" size="25" maxlength="25" />
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HTML .Password Fields
Password fields are a special type of <input /> tag. Later on as you develop your skills with a scripting language such as PHP. this will become more useful as you will be able to pre-populate text fields for returning users through the use of session variables. All that we need to do is change the type attribute from text to password. stars. or boxes.
<input type="text" size="5" maxlength="5" value="55555" /> <input type="text" size="15" maxlength="15" value="Corndog" /> <input type="text" size="25" maxlength="25" value="Tizag Tutorials!" />
Text Field Values:
HTML . the browser hides the characters being typed. Encryption occurs through the use of a scripting language.
<p>Please select every sport that you play.
<p>Please select every sport that you play.</p> Soccer: <input type="checkbox" name="sports" value="soccer" /><br /> Football: <input type="checkbox" name="sports" value="football" /><br /> Baseball: <input type="checkbox" name="sports" value="baseball" /><br /> Basketball: <input type="checkbox" name="sports" value="basketball" />
Please select every sport that you play. a sort of check all that apply question.HTML . Soccer: Football: Baseball: Basketball: Checkboxes are used for instances where a user may wish to select multiple options. We set the type attribute to check and we also must set a name and value attribute for them to be at all helpful.
HTML Checkboxes Selected
It is possible to precheck the input boxes for your viewers using the checked attribute.Checkbox Forms
Checkboxes are another type of <input /> form.</p> Soccer: <input type="checkbox" checked="yes" name="sports" value="soccer" /> <br /> Football: <input type="checkbox" name="sports" value="football" /> <br /> Baseball: <input type="checkbox" name="sports" value="baseball" /> <br /> Basketball: <input type="checkbox" checked="yes" name="sports" value="basketball" />
. Simply set the checked attribute to yes or no.
we must properly name each radio button selection accordingly. Soccer: Football: Baseball: Basketball:
Italian: <input type="radio" name="food" /> Greek: <input type="radio" name="food" /> Chinese: <input type="radio" name="food" /> Male: <input type="radio" name="gender" /> Female: <input type="radio" name="gender" />
Italian: Greek: Chinese:
. In order to achieve this.Please select every sport that you play. We can further expand this idea and name two different sets of radios. These types of forms must be named.
Italian: <input type="radio" name="food" /> Greek: <input type="radio" name="food" /> Chinese: <input type="radio" name="food" />
Italian: Greek: Chinese: By naming these three radios "food" they are identified as being related by the browser and we achieve this either or effect (only being able to make one selection).Radio Forms
Radios are types of input forms that allow a user to pick an either/or type of selection.
we can tell our form to automatically "check" a default radio.
Italian: <input type="radio" name="food" checked="yes" /> Greek: <input type="radio" name="food" /> Chinese: <input type="radio" name="food" />
Italian: Greek: Chinese:
Italian: <input type="radio" name="food" /> Greek: <input type="radio" name="food" checked="yes" /> Chinese: <input type="radio" name="food" />
Italian: Greek: Chinese:
Italian: <input type="radio" name="food" /> Greek: <input type="radio" name="food" /> Chinese: <input type="radio" name="food" checked="yes" />
.Male: Female: Here we have two sets of radio selections contained within the same form.
HTML .Radio Checked
By using the checked attribute.
any words placed between them will appear inside your text area. Paragraphs.
<textarea cols="20" rows="10">Text Area!</textarea> <textarea cols="40" rows="2">Text Area!</textarea> <textarea cols="45" rows="5">Text Area!</textarea>
Bigger Text Areas:
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HTML . or memos can by cut and pasted into textareas and submitted. Use a numeric value for each attribute and the larger the value the larger the field will appear. Advertise on Tizag. cols and rows. Textareas have an opening and a closing tag.Text area Cols and Rows
Adjusting the size of the appearance of the text area requires two attributes. essays.Textareas
Textareas retrieve "blog" type information from the user.com
Off sets a textarea to ignore all wrapping and places the text into one ongoing line.Textarea Wrap
The wrap attribute refers to how the text reacts when it reaches the end of each row in the text field. Wrapping can be one of three settings:
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soft hard off
Soft forces the words to wrap once inside the text area but when the form is submitted. Hard wraps the words inside the text box and places line breaks at the end of each line so that when the form is submitted it appears exactly as it does in the text box. Since it makes everything nice and easy to read. the words will no longer appear as such (Line breaks will not be added).Text Area!
A text area could take up an entire page if required. </textarea>
Text Area Wrapping:
<textarea cols="20" rows="5" wrap="hard"> As you can see many times word wrapping is often the desired look for your textareas.
<textarea cols="20" rows="5" wrap="hard" readonly="yes"> As you can see many times word wrapping is often the desired look for your text areas. Since it makes everything nice and easy to read.Disabled
. you can still highlight or Ctrl-C and copy the texts.Textarea Readonly
Settting a yes or no value for the readonly attribute determines whether or not a viewer can manipulate the text inside the text field.
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<textarea cols="20" rows="5" wrap="off"> As you can see many times word wrapping is often the desired look for your textareas. </textarea>
Read Only Textareas:
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Now you may not change the text inside the text area. However. Since it makes everything nice and easy to read. </textarea>
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Advertise on Tizag. we can take things one step further by setting the disabled attribute. This grays out the textarea altogether and inhibits any change in the text as well as text highlighting.
<textarea cols="20" rows="5" wrap="hard" disabled="yes"> As you can see many times word wrapping is often the desired look for your text areas. Since it makes everything nice and easy to read. An upload form is another type of input form.Upload Forms
Use an upload form to allow users to upload pictures. movies. or even their own webpages.
<input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="500" /> < input type="file" />
Max File Size:
. simply set the type attribute to file.com
<input type="file" />
Max File Size
To limit the size of the file being uploaded and saving you precious webserver space.As the readonly attribute disables text manipulation. We make use of a hidden input field and set a few specific attributes. </textarea>
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You have probably seen them already on the internet. Advertise on Tizag.CO</option> <option selected="yes">Conneticut -.CN</option> </select>
Drop Down List:
By default the first coded <option> will be displayed or selected as the default.
<select> <option>California -.The value specified is the maximum allowable KB to be uploaded via this form.CA</option> <option>Colorado -. Drop down lists have several options a user can select.
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Drop Down List:
HTML . A value of 100 will allow a file up to 100kb.com
<select> <option>California -. maybe filling out a personal profile and selecting the state in which you live.CO</option> <option>Connecticut -.CA</option> <option>Colorado -. We can change this using the selected attribute.Selection Forms
We use the size attribute to break out from the single displayed drop down list.
.Selection Forms and Drop Down Lists
Drop down lists are the basic selection forms.
This creates a special type of button in your forms that will perfom the form's set action.CA</option> <option>Colorado -. This allows the user to select more than one entry from your selection forms. Set the type attribute to submit.
HTML . Obviously this attribute does not work with the single drop down lists.CN</option> </select>
HTML .Selecting Multiples
We can further add to our selection forms by adding the multiple attribute.CO</option> <option>Connecticut -.Submit Buttons
Submission buttons are a type of <input /> tag.CA</option> <option>Colorado -.CN</option> </select>
Now the user may select any or all states that apply to them.HTML Code:
<select size="3"> <option>California -.
<select multiple="yes" size="3"> <option>California -. We learned about the action attribute in our HTML Forms lesson.CO</option> <option>Connecticut -.
<input type="submit" value="Submit" /><br /> <input type="submit" value="Send" /><br /> <input type="submit" value="Submit Form" /><br />
<input type="reset" value="Reset" />
. and the form will be emailed to the specified address.com" > First:<input type="text" name="First" size="12 maxlength="12" /> Last:<input type="text" name="Last" size="24" maxlength="24" /> <input type="submit" value="Send Email" /> </form>
Fill out the above form and as your mail program opens. Another choice may be to set the action to mailto followed by an email address.Action
For a submission button to accomplish anything it must be placed inside of a form tag with an action and a method.
Form Submission . The action is always set to a server side scripting file such as a PHP. Mailto has been depreciated. you can change the email address to your email and then send yourself the results of your form.
HTML Reset Buttons
Reset buttons exist to reset the fields of your form. however for the purpose of this example and to get a feel for form submission. Advertise on Tizag. or ASP file.
<form method="post" action="mailto:youremail@youremail. it will work great in our example.Submit Send Submit Form
Notice that in the above example we also changed what was written on our button using the value attribute. These are handy for very large forms and the user is having difficulty or simply needs to start filling in the form from scratch. This can be changed to any value you wish. PERL.
or maybe justa plain text file. SQL Server.
<form action="myphp. HTML Forms has some great examples of how to use the form tag properly. In this rare case. a hidden form field may come in handy. When dealing with forms you will usually find yourself using some sort of database mechanism: MySQL.com A hidden HTML field is used to pass along variables w/ values from one form to another page without forcing the user to re-enter the information.php" method="post"> <input type="text" size="12" maxlength="12" /> <input type="text" size="24" maxlength="24" /> <input type="reset" value="Reset" /> </form>
Fill out some information in the field boxes and press reset to experience a reset form!
HTML . Use the type attribute to specify a hidden field. In any case use hidden forms to pass along information to your database that may have already been received from the user.
. there are a number of uses for them. They need to be placed within a form tag.<input type="reset" value="Start Over" />
Reset Start Over
HTML Reset in Action
To actually make submit and reset buttons function with your other input fields.Hidden Field
Hidden fields are not displayed by the browser. Advertise on Tizag.
Use hidden fields when you have variables you want to pass from one form to another without forcing the user to re-type information over and over again. Use the id or name attribute to specify a name for your hidden field.
.<input type="hidden" />
There is no display of your hidden field in the box because the browser is told to hide them from view. 1 being administrator and 0 being non-administrator access. Our field above is incomplete and pretty much useless as it is. Adding a name and a value attribute will change this. The admin field could be used to check some sort of user level entry of a returning user.
<input type="hidden" id="age" name="age" value="23" /> <input type="hidden" id="DOB" name="DOB" value="01/01/70" /> <input type="hidden" id="admin" name="admin" value="1" />
Above we have demonstrated 3 possible hidden fields that you may want to pass along some form at some point.Name and Value the Fields
Naming your fields can be accomplished in two different ways discussed previously.
HTML . especially if you have any kind of user base where returning users must log in.
please Contact Us with your request. This tag must be placed between the head element of your code. Click the link on the left side of the chart to see more information and an example of that property. No!
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Sets a font face. Page break Yes! and formating tags are still required for proper format.5
We are constantly updating this page. changes the direction of all the text flow from right to left or vice versa. Create a "base" url for all links on the page. If you would like to see additional HTML reference items.Version 0. This allows for the easy translation of languages such as Hebrew or Chinese. line breaks. and size for the entire page! (Sizes 1-7)
Bidirectional Override. common outputs are italics. providing many options to
. The output of this tag is browser dependent." It's safe to No! place images. but best used for long addresses. as well as left and right indents for any of the text placed within this tag. Many other tags function inside this element as well. color. Quickly format text to be bold! This can be done using Cascading Style Sheets. and text between the opening and closing tags. Tag Attributes accesskey href name <a> tabindex target type Description Deprecated?
Create an Anchor for hyperlink navigation. Create an italic address! Simialr to the <I> tag.HTML Reference . manipulating the font-weight to your preference. Commonly called just plain "links.
alink class background bgcolor id <body> lang link style text title vlink class id <br> style title class dir id <cite> lang style title class dir id <code> lang style title class dir id <dd> lang style title class dir id <del> lang style title
Place your content within your "body" tags. resuming text flow on the next line. however. browsers continue to recognize them.
Strike through text.
Insert a line break. Allows for No! inline citation of text. The resulting text will resemble computer generated code much like a courier font.
The definition part of a definition list.
Quick formate to change the text output to "code" text. CSS has made most of the attributes for this tag No! obsolete.customize the text therein.
Creates "cited" or italic text without paragraph breaks before and after your text. Cite and date the time of deletion if you desire.
The definition term of a Definition List. fonts. Group together tables.align class dir lang height <div> id nowrap style title valign width class dir id <dl> lang style title class dir id <dt> lang style title class color dir face <font> id lang size style title action class dir id lang <form> method name style target title
Divide your content. Yes! Change colors. adding specific styles to specific divisions. paragraphs.
Create forms to retrieve user input and data.
Customize fonts within your HTML document. or headings allowing alterations of groups of different tags at once. No! changing the language attribute of a <div> tag will alter the language of all tags within the div.
Create Definition Lists. the word you will be defining. beginning with a bold word followed with a definition in italics. For example.
Using style sheets. the base tag for links is No! placed within this element as well.bordercolor class frameborder height id marginheight marginwidth <frame> name noresize scrolling src style title width border bordercolor cols class <frameset> frameborder framespacing rows style title align class id <h1-7> lang style title valign <head> nill class dir id <hr> lang style title dir <html> lang
Set specifics of a frame within a frameset. place your title.
Places a heading onto your document. or link to exterior style sheets here. its possible to alter this tag in many ways.
. Most attributes are being replaced by Style Sheets.
Creates a horizontal rule on the page.
Define a frameset and few base properties for the frameset.
Specifies the start of an HTML document to a Web Browser. Heading tags automatically place a page break before No! and after the closing and opening tags. Must be placed within frameset tags. Also.
Place images onto your website. Use any of the listed attributes and style sheets to perfect the No! output of your image on your site. to text fields.
iFrames are windowed frames allowing for viewing of multiple HTML documents through No! a single window browser. From buttons.
Input tags are used with forms to retrieve user data.<i> nill align class frameborder height id marginheight marginwidth <iframe> name scrolling src style title valign width align alt border class dir height hspace <img> lang name src style title valign vspace width <input> accesskey class checked dir disabled id lang maxlength name readonly size style tabindex title
Use this tag to highlight key words or phrases using italics. Specify using the type attribute. Supported by many browsers. or checkboxes. Works well to quickly format text. Supported by numerous browsers.
Create Ordered Lists.
. within you HTML No! documents.
Link exterior documents to your websight. Must be placed within <ul> or <ol> tags. An Ordered List is a numbered list with predefined indents and spacing. Keep code neat and clean linking other elements to your site.
Place text within this tag for browsers that do not support the use of frames.
Add a line of text for browsers unable to support scripts.type value class dir id lang <li> style title type value class dir lang href <link> rel style title type content dir <meta> lang name class dir id <noframes> lang style title class dir id <noscript> lang style title <ol> class dir id lang start style
Used to create list items of HTML lists. this is a way for search engines to pick up your site for others to hit. Use a seperate link tag for each link
Place a description and keywords of your site within the head element of your HTML document.
Must be placed within a "Select" tag.
Begins a paragraph placing a line break before No! the beginning tag and after the ending tag. Place within a form element to retrieve user input.
Create a selection list to retrieve user input.
Add a subscript to any paragraphs or text
Allows for inline text quotation.type title class dir disabled id <option> selected style title value align class id <p> lang style title class dir <pre> id lang style class dir id <q> lang style title class dir disabled id multiple <select> lang name size style tabindex title <sub> class dir
Add options to be selected by the viewer with your Select Forms. For example any line breaks Yes! or spaces will be carried to the browser.
Display given text exactly the way it appears in the lines of code.
Tables are the backbone of HTML documents as they provide a coherent method to organize your code and your websight itself. WIthin these tags is background where your actual content of the table will be bgcolor placed.id lang style title class dir id <sup> lang style title align background bgcolor border bordercolor bordercolordark bordercolorlight cellpadding cellspacing class <table> frame height hspace id lang nowrap style title valign vspace width
Add superscripted text to your site. border bordercolor bordercolordark bordercolorlight class height hspace id lang nowrap style
<td> align Create a table data cell.
Create a table for layout or data presentation.
Automatically bolds your headers and places them in the center of their corresponding cells. Very versatile.
Create a title for your site to be displayed in the browser's top heading. No!
. capable of retrieving user input via forms. Placed within the No! "Head" element. Creates a table row for your tables.title valign vspace width accesskey class cols dir disabled id lang <textarea> name readonly rows style tabindex title wrap align background bgcolor border bordercolor bordercolordark bordercolorlight class colspan <th> height hspace id lang nowrap style title valign vspace width dir <title> lang <tr> align background bgcolor border
Creats a field to display codelike text.
Create table headers over each of your columns. Each tag defines the start and end of a table row. Compatible in nearly every browser.
Create unordered lists (bulleted lists). Great fast way to plave emphasis on your text.bordercolor bordercolordark bordercolorlight class height hspace id lang nowrap style title valign vspace width class dir id <u> lang style title class dir id <ul> lang style type
Underline your text. Compatible with many browsers.