These are called tags:
"<" and ">" and they mean to do
something. For instance, the <b> tag says to start making
the text bold. The tag with the slash </> tells you to stop
doing something and is called the closing tag.
Some opening tags require a closing tag
and some don't!
<B>Make this text bold</B>
You have to put the closing tag
"</B>" in order to stop making the text bold. Here
are two pieces of html code. The first one is done
correctly. The second one shows what happens when you don't
remember to put the slash </> in the closing tag.
That is a very BOLD
statement. So if you want to know...
That is a very <b>BOLD</b> statement.
^^^opening tag ^^^closing tag
That is a very TIMID statement.
So if you want to know...
That is a very <b>TIMID<B> statement.
You can see that the second code, the
closing tag doesn't have a slash </> so it keeps on making
everything after that bold, and that's not what you want to have happen!
That's something to watch out
Tags in html aren't case
sensitive. So you can write <B>xxxx</B> or
The way to denote paragraphs is <P>xxxx</P>.
Here is an example:
<P>When you're writing an article
or a story, you will naturally want to use paragraphs. When you
do, be sure and use the proper html code tags.<P>
Here is the code for italics:
I am very excited to be learning
I am <I>very</I> excited to be learning html code!
Want to write the name of a book or to
underline something? Here's what you do.
The name of the book is How to Write
Simple HTML Code.
The name of the book is <U>How to Write Simple HTML
Again, always remember to use the slash
</> at the end.
ON A LINE
These are the tag lines for
ending a line: <BR>
Example WITH line Break:
Here's how you write it:
Line One. <BR>
Line Two. <BR>
Line Three. <BR>
Here's what it would look like
if you don't use the <BR> tags. It would all run together.
Line One. Line Two. Line
You don't need a closing tag
for this one.
You need to know how to make a
link. To make a link you use <a href="URL"> for the
opening tag and </A> is the closing tag. What appears between those
tags will appear as a link -- underlined and colored.
Example of a link...
Visit Susan's Site!
Visit <a href=http://www.susandunn.cc>Susan's
This is very handy to know for
your article bylines.
WIDTH=200 HEIGHT=50 ALT=Susan's photo>
Example of a Mailto: Link...
Send email to me [Susan]!
Send email to <a href="mailto:email@example.com">me
This is an easy one. The
opening tag is <CENTER> and the closing tag is </CENTER>.
2</center> would look like this:
Here's how you make
bullets. At the beginning of the line, write <LI>
To make this:
You can go a long way just
knowing these few html codes.
Should you really want to get
into html code, and maybe practice a little on the web, here's a great