HTML tags

If you are looking for a list of cool HTML tags to pimp your web site, you're at the right place. HTML tutorial table provides a vast variety of tags, codes and tips to improve your understanding how the Web is created.
HTML tag codes are case-insensitive. The following HTML chart is created to help you to build your own HTML web application, website or blog. At this HTML tags - HTML Codes reference table you could find most requested tags, and elements. Pay attention that not all browsers do support some of the HTML tags.
HTML stands for "HyperText Markup Language", the markup language for Web pages. HTML file is written in the form of tags. Web page files have .html or .htm filename extensions.
Usually each HTML element has an opening tag <a> and a closing tag </a>, while some elements don't have to have a closing tag, such as Line Break tag <br> (*XHTML written sites should use <br /> tag instead).
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TagsDescription • Meaning • Definition
<a>ANCHOR tag creates <a href="http://www.fillster.com">link</a> to other internet location, or file.
<abbr>ABBREVIATION tags indicate interpretation of the meaning to the browsers and search engines for such as kind of abbreviations as "Inc.", "etc.".
<acronym>ACRONYM tags defines an acronym, like; <acronym title="World Wide Web">WWW</acronym>.
<address>ADDRESS tags are used to identify the author's contact information for a section or a document.
<applet>APPLET element tags are used to embed and invoke a Java application within an HTML page.
<area>AREA tag defines a section of an image.
<b>BOLD tag is specifying <b>bold section</b> within the text document.
<base>BASE tag defines information regarding to the links on the page.
<basefont>BASEFONT tags defines changes of all text appearance on the web page.
<bdo>BDO tag is specifying the direction of text display by overwriting the default value from Left to Right. <bdo dir="rtl">Right to Left</bdo>
<bgsound>BGSOUND tag is defining a background sound for a webpage.

<html>
  <head>
    <bgsound src="JingleBells.wav" loop="3">
  </head>
  <body>
  </body>
</html>

Demo • Example
<big>BIG tag makes the <big>text larger</big> then the rest of the text.
<blockquote>BLOCKQUOTE tags
<blockquote>separate a section</blockquote>
of text from the surrounding text.
<blink>BLINK tags defines text to <blink>blink</blink> repeatedly. Internet Explorer doesn't support this tag yet.
<body><html>
  <head>
  </head>
  <body>
      Body tags identify the content of a web page.
  </body>
</html>
<br>Line Break tag is specifying<br>
a new line
<button>BUTTON tag is used to create a <button type="button">Push Button</button>  
<caption><table>
  <caption>CAPTION tag adds a caption to a table.</caption>
    <tr>
      <td>
      </td>
    </tr>
</table>
<center>
<center>CENTER tags center text, images, etc.</center>
<cite><cite>CITE tags defines a citation and displaying in italics.</cite>
<code>CODE tags are used for example, to indicate a code of the current <code>htmltags.html</code> page.
<col>COL tags are used to define column properties for table columns.

<table>
  <colgroup span="2">
    <col width="60" align="left"></col>
    <col width="80" align="center"></col>
  </colgroup>
  <tr>
    <td>1st Column</td>
    <td>2nd Column</td>
  </tr>
</table>
<colgroup>COLGROUP tags are used to define groups of table columns.

<table>
  <colgroup span="2">
    <col width="60" align="left"></col>
    <col width="80" align="center"></col>
  </colgroup>
  <tr>
    <td>1st Column</td>
    <td>2nd Column</td>
  </tr>
</table>
<dd>DD tag defines a definition description.

<dl>
  <dt>NASA</dt>
    <dd>National Aeronautics and Space Administration</dd>
  <dt>MBA</dt>
    <dd>Master of Business Administration</dd>
</dl>
<dfn>DFN tags emphasize definition, for example; <dfn>PC</dfn>: Personal Computer.
<del>DEL tag indicates <del>deleted text</del>
<dir>DIR tags define directory lists.

<dir>
  <li>First</li>
  <li>Second</li>
  <li>Third</li>
</dir>
<dl>DL tag defines a definition list.

<dl>
  <dt>CSU</dt>
    <dd>California State University</dd>
  <dt>UN</dt>
    <dd>United Nations</dd>
</dl>
<div>DIV tag is a logical section of a web document.

<div>
  <h1>Home Pets</h1>
    <p>Cats</p>
    <p>Dogs</p>
</div>
<dt>DT tags defines a definition term.

<dl>
  <dt>HTML</dt>
    <dd>HyperText Markup Language</dd>
  <dt>CSS</dt>
    <dd>Cascading Style Sheets</dd>
</dl>

TagsDescription • Meaning • Definition
<embed>EMBED tag gives a command to a browser to include a multimedia elements, such as video, sound files within a web document.

<embed src="videofile.mov" width="100" height="100">

<embed src="musicfile.mid" width="50" height="50">

Demo • Example
<em>EM tags <em>emphasize</em> text.
<fieldset>FIELDSET tag creates a form for all elements in it.

<fieldset>Find a rounded-corner box around this text.</fieldset>
<font>FONT tags attribute text <font face="cursive, serif">font</font>, <font color="#0000ff">color</font>, and <font size="4">size</font>.
<form>Form tags define a form.

<form action="contact.html" method="post">
  Your Email:
    <input type="text" name="visitor-email" maxlength="80" value="" /><br />
  Your Name:
    <input type="text" name="visitor-name" maxlength="80" value="" /><br />
    <input type="submit" value="Send" />
</form>


eMail: 

Name: 

<frame>Frame tags define each frame within a frameset.

<html>
<head>
  <title>Frame Tags in Action</title>
</head>
<noframes>
  <body>
    <h1>Sorry, your browser doesn't support this feature!</h1>
  </body>
</noframes>
<frameset cols="35%, 65%">
  <frame src ="/htmlcodes/left-frame.html" />
  <frame src ="/htmlcodes/right-frame.html" />
</frameset>
</html>

Demo • Example
<frameset>FRAMESET tags define a layout of frames.

<html>
<frameset cols="45%, *">
  <frame src ="/htmlcodes/left-frame.html" />
  <frame src ="/htmlcodes/right-frame.html" />
</frameset>
</html>

Demo • Example
<h1> - <h6>H1 - H6 define level 1-6 headers.

<h1>Header 1</h1>

<h2>Header 2</h2>

<h3>Header 3</h3>

<h4>Header 4</h4>

<h5>Header 5</h5>
<h6>Header 6</h6>
<head>Head tags define general information about the document, page title, meta-tags, scripts and links to follow, and other commands to browsers.

<html>
  <head>
    <title>HTML Tags - Head Tag</title>
    <meta name="keywords" content="html tags, head tag" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css" />
    <script src="javaexample.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
  </body>
</html>
<hr>HR tag draws a horizontal break line.



Two choices for the same result: <hr> or <hr />
<html>HTML tags contain HTML elements, and give a command to browsers to read the document as an HTML document.

<html>
  <head>
  </head>
  <body>
  </body>
</html>
<iframe>iFrame tag creates an inline frame that contains another web page in it.

<img>IMG tag attributes an image.

<img src="http://www.fillster.com/images/tutorial.gif" width="60" height="62" alt="Here write a name for your image" />

IMG tag tutorial demonstration
<input>INPUT tags define input fields, check boxes, radio buttons.

<form action="contact.html" method="post">
  Your Email:
    <input type="text" name="visitor-email" maxlength="80" value="" /><br />
  Your Name:
    <input type="text" name="visitor-name" maxlength="80" value="" /><br />
    <input type="radio" name="Level" value="Web Designer" />Web Designer<br />
    <input type="radio" name="Level" value="Web Developer" checked="checked" />Web Developer<br />
    <input type="checkbox" name="Computer" value="Windows" />Windows<br />
    <input type="checkbox" name="Computer" value="Mac" />Mac<br />
    <input type="submit" value="Send" />
</form>


eMail: 

Name: 

Web Designer
Web Developer

Windows
Mac

<ins>INS tag defines an <ins>inserted text</ins>.
<isindex>ISINDEX tag defines a single-line input field.

<isindex prompt="Example: ">

<i><I> tag is specifying <i>italic text</i>.
<kbd>KBD tag stands for <kbd>keyboard text</kbd>.
<label>LABEL tag defines a label to a form control.

<p>Where do you live?</p>
<form action="">
  <input type="radio" name="country" id="us" />
    <label for="usa">USA</label><br />
  <input type="radio" name="country" id="uk" />
    <label for="uk">UK</label>
</form>


Where do you live?

<legend>LEGEND tag assigns a caption in a fieldset element.

<legend>Questionnaire</legend>
<p>Where do you live?</p>
<form action="">
  <input type="radio" name="country" id="usa" />
    <label for="usa">USA</label><br />
  <input type="radio" name="country" id="canada" />
    <label for="canada">Canada</label>
</form>

Questionnaire
Where do you live?

<li>LI tag defines a list of ordered and unordered items.

<ol>
    <li>HTML</li>
    <li>PHP</li>
    <li>JavaScript</li>
</ol>

<ul>
    <li>HTML</li>
    <li>PHP</li>
    <li>JavaScript</li>
</ul>


  1. HTML
  2. PHP
  3. JavaScript
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
<link>LINK tag defines a link to an external document, such as External Style Sheets.

<head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css" />
</head>
<marquee>MARQUEE tags define different movement behaviors.

Demos • Examples
<menu>MENU tag defines a menu list.

<menu>
    <li>Google</li>
    <li>Yahoo</li>
    <li>MSN</li>
</menu>



  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • MSN
  • <meta>META tags are declaring information for the search engine robots and crawlers.

    <html>
      <head>
        <meta name="description" content="Page description goes here.">
        <meta name="keywords" content="meta tags, html tags, meta">
      </head>
      <body>
      </body>
    </html>
    <noframe>NOFRAME tag is specifying an alternate web page layout for browsers that don't support frames.

    <html>
    <head>
      <title>Frame Tags in Action</title>
    </head>
    <noframes>
      <body>
        <h1>Sorry, your browser doesn't support this feature!</h1>
      </body>
    </noframes>
    <frameset cols="35%, 65%">
      <frame src ="/htmlcodes/left-frame.html" />
      <frame src ="/htmlcodes/right-frame.html" />
    </frameset>
    </html>

    Demo • Example
    <noscript>NOSCRIPT tag is specifying a "NOSCRIPT" version page layout for browsers that don't support "SCRIPT" version. NOSCRIP tags are used in conjunction with the JavaScript or VBScript elements.

    <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
      document.write("We are here to learn HTML");
    </script>
    <noscript>
      Sorry, your browser doesn't support JavaScript, VBScript.
    </noscript>

    TagsDescription • Meaning • Definition
    <optgroup>OPTGROUP tag creates an option drop-down group menu.

    <select>
      <optgroup label="Fruits">
        <option value ="banana">Banana</option>
        <option value ="pineapple">Pineapple</option>
      </optgroup>
      <optgroup label="Vegetables">
        <option value ="tomato">Tomato</option>
        <option value ="potato">Potato</option>
      </optgroup>
    </select>

    <option>OPTION tag creates a drop-down menu. OPTION tag works only in conjunction with a SELECT tag.

    <select>
        <option value ="beginner" selected="selected">Beginner</option>
        <option value ="intermediate">Intermediate</option>
        <option value ="advanced">Advanced</option>
    </select>

    <ol>OL tags define an ordered list of items.

    <ol>
        <li>Red</li>
        <li>Green</li>
        <li>Blue</li>
    </ol>


    1. Red
    2. Green
    3. Blue
    <p><P> tag is specifying a paragraph and creates a new line.

    <h4>Header 4</h4>


    <p>This is a paragraph.</p>
    <pre>PRE tag is specifing a preformatted text. This tag does,t let the browsers to eliminate "white spaces" in the text.

    <pre>
    City  London  Cool
    City  Paris  Awesome
    City  New York Great
    
    </pre>

       EXAMPLE
    
    
    City  London  Cool
    City  Paris  Awesome
    City  New York Great
    
    <q><Q> tag is specifing short quotations. The function is similar to <blockquote> tag except that <Q> tag doesn't break lines of the text.

    <q>I'll be back</q> - is a popular phrase associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    <s><S> tag produces a strike throughout a text. <S> tag is depreciated and is not supported in XHTML 1.0 Strict DTD, therefore it's recommended to use DEL tag instead.

    Strike through <s>the following text.</s>
    <samp>SAMP tag is specifing a fixed-width font.

    Compare for yourself - 1 <samp>Compare for yourself - 2<samp>
    <script>SCRIPT tags define scripts within a web page and let the web browsers know that it's not an HTML section. You can place a <SCRIPT> tag anywhere within HTML, but the best practice is to place it between the <HEAD></HEAD> tags.

    <html>
      <head>
        <script src="javascript.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
      </head>
      <body>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            document.write("This is a script tag placement tutorial.")
        </script>

      </body>
    </html>
    <select>SELECT tag creates a menu on a form.

    <select>
        <option value ="planes" selected="selected">Planes</option>
        <option value ="trains">Trains</option>
        <option value ="automobiles">Automobiles</option>
    </select>

    <small>SMALL tag creates a small text.

    Compare normal text in relationship to <small>small text</small>
    <span>SPAN tag is specifying a section of a document.

    <div>
        <p>Cats and Dogs <span style="color:blue;">are our friends.</span></p>
    </div>
    <strike>STRIKE tag creates a strike through words or text. Strike tag is depreciated and is not supported in XHTML 1.0 Strict DTD, therefore it's recommended to use DEL tag instead.

    <strike>striking through</strike>
    <strong>STRONG tag is specifying a strong text.

    <div>
        <p>Weightlifters are <strong>strong people.</strong></p>
    </div>
    <style>STYLE tag specifies a link and location to a style sheet, and gives a command to browsers regarding to a layout for a web page. Please find; First bold line is an External Style, and the next bold lines are for the Internal Style web page presentation.

    <html>
      <head>
        <title>HTML Tags - Head Tag</title>
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css" />

        <style type="text/css">
            h1{text-align: center; font-style: italic}
            p{color:#ff0000}
        </style>

      </head>
      <body>
      </body>
    </html>
    <sub>SUB tag is defining a subscripted text.

    SUB tag is creating <sub>a subscripted text.</sub>
    <sup>SUP tag is defining a superscripted text.

    SUP tag is creating <sup>a superscripted text.</sup>
    <table>TABLE tag is defining a table.

    <table>
      <tr>
        <td>First Cell</td>
        <td>Second Cell</td>
      </tr>
    </table>
    <td>TD tag creates a data cell.

    <table>
      <tr>
        <td>First Data Cell</td>
        <td>Second Data Cell</td>
      </tr>
    </table>
    <th>TH tag creates a header cell.

    <table>
      <tr>
        <th colspan="2">My Shopping List</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Apples</td>
        <td>Pears</td>
      </tr>
    </table>
    <tr>TR tag creates a row in a table.

    <table>
      <tr>
        <td>Data Cell 1</td>
        <td>Data Cell 2</td>
      </tr>
    </table>
    <tbody>TBODY tag creates a table body.

    <table>
      <thead>
        <tr>
          <td colspan="2">>Header - Complete List of Basic HTML Tags</td>
        </tr>
      </thead>
      <tbody>
        <tr>
          <td>Tags</td>
          <td>Attributes</td>
        </tr>
      </tbody>
      <tfoot>
        <tr>
          <td colspan="2">>Footer - Created by Fillster.com</td>
        </tr>
      </tfoot>
    </table>
    <textarea>TEXTAREA tag creates a text area.

    <textarea rows="4" cols="30">
      Place you text in here...
    </textarea>

    <tfoot>TFOOT tag creates a table footer.

    <table>
      <thead>
        <tr>
          <td colspan="2">>Header - HTML Tags List</td>
        </tr>
      </thead>
      <tbody>
        <tr>
          <td>HTML Tags</td>
          <td>HTML Attributes</td>
        </tr>
      </tbody>
      <tfoot>
        <tr>
          <td colspan="2">>Footer - Copyright © Fillster.com</td>
        </tr>
      </tfoot>
    </table>
    <thead>THEAD tag creates a table header.

    <table>
      <thead>
        <tr>
          <td colspan="2">>Header text place here.</td>
        </tr>
      </thead>
      <tbody>
        <tr>
          <td>Element - 1</td>
          <td>Element - 2</td>
        </tr>
      </tbody>
      <tfoot>
        <tr>
          <td colspan="2">>Footer notes put here.</td>
        </tr>
      </tfoot>
    </table>
    <title>TITLE tag declares a title of an HTML document.

    <html>
      <head>
        <title>Brief description of the web page.</title>
      </head>
      <body>
      </body>
    </html>
    <tt>TT tag creates a teletype text.

    This is a default font of the text, <tt>but this is a teletype font.</tt>
    <u>U tag makes an underlined text.

    This text has the <u>underlined words.</u>
    <ul>UL tags define an unordered list of items.

    <ul>
        <li>Code</li>
        <li>Script</li>
        <li>Tag</li>
    </ul>


    • Code
    • Script
    • Tag
    <var>VAR tag indicates a variable parameter.

    This is a <var>variable parameter<var> of the sentence.

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