Website development is a lot easier than it used to be. Web designers no longer need to be computer programmers to be able to competently create a website. However, even if you use an HTML editor such as WordPress that makes posting content on a website simple, it is useful to have a basic knowledge of HTML.
What is HTML?
HTML is an acronym for HyperText Markup Language. A markup programming language uses tags inserted around text to signify how text should be formatted in a browser. The internet is based on HTML.
What is the Syntax for HTML?
An HTML tag typically begins with <> and ends with </>. All of the text within the two HTML tags will be displayed based upon the specification provided by the tag. For example, if you want to underline a word, the code would be:
However, sometimes only one HTML tag is required. The paragraph tag is an example. When you want to add a blank line between two paragraphs, insert the paragraph tag at the end of the first paragraph. For example:
Common HTML Tags
<b>text you desire to appear in bold typeface</b>
OR <strong>text you desire to appear in bold typeface</strong>
text you desire to appear in bold typeface
<center>text to be centered</center>
<i>text you desire to italicize</i>
text you desire to italicize
<s>text you desire to strike through</s>
text you desire to strike through
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