List of HTML Codes

March 6th, 2009

A Full List of HTML Codes

 

At this page you find a full list of HTML codes to use in your web site.

 

<A> <ABBR> <ACRONYM> <ADDRESS> <APPLET> <AREA> <BASE> <BASEFONT> <BDO> <BGSOUND> <BIG> <BLINK> <BLOCKQOUTE> <BODY> <BR> <BUTTON> <CAPTION> <CENTER> <CITE> <CODE> <COL> <COLGROUP> <COMMMENT> <DD> <DEL> <DFN> <DIR> <DIV> <DL> <DT> <EM> <EMBED> <FIELDSET> <FONT> <FORM> <FRAME> <FRAMESET> <H1> <HEAD> <HR> <HTML> <I> <IFRAME> <IMG> <INPUT> <INS> <ISINDEX> <KBD> <LABEL> <LAYER> <LEGEND> <LI> <LINK> <MAP> <MARQUEE> <MENU> <META> <MULTICOL> <NOBR> <NOEMBED> <NOFRAMES> <NOSCRIPT> <OBJECT> <OL> <OPTGROUP> <OPTION> <P> <PARAM> <PRE> <Q> <S> <SAMP> <SCRIPT> <SELECT> <SMALL> <SPACER> <SPAN> <STRIKE> <STRONG> <STYLE> <SUB> <SUP> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TD> <TEXTAREA> <TFOOT> <TH> <THEAD> <TITLE> <TR> <TT> <U> <UL> <VAR> <WBR>

 

<A></A> Index
Definition: Anchor (Link)
Description: Used to link pages, etc.
Example: < a href="mypage.html">Go to my page</a>

<ABBR></ABBR> Index
Definition: Abbreviation
Description: No real effect at this stage. Denotes an abbreviation.

<ACRONYM></ACRONYM> Index
Definition: Acronym
Description: No real effect at this stage. Denotes an Acronym.

<ADDRESS></ADDRESS> Index
Definition: Address
Description: Provides a special format for author or contact information.

<APPLET></APPLET> Index
Definition: Applet
Description: Includes a Java applet. Usually contains one or more param <param></param> elements between the opening and closing tags.

<AREA> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Area (Client Side Image Map)
Description: Used in an image map to denote a clickable area and the associated links.

<B></B> Index
Definition: Bold Text
Description: Displays text with a boldface font style.
Example: <B>This text will be in bold</B>

<BASE> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Base URL
Description: Sets the base URL for the document. It must be placed in the HEAD of the document before any reference to an external source.
Example: <base href="/my_directory/index.html>

<BASEFONT> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Basefont
Description: Used between the header to set the default font and color. This tag has been deprecated in favour of style sheets.

<BDO></BDO> Index
Definition: Bidirectional Override
List of HTML Codes Description: Specifies a line of text that should overide the intrinsic direction. This element should only be used when absolute control over character sequencing is required.

<BGSOUND> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Background Sound
Description: Plays AIFF WAV and MIDI files in the background. This in an Internet Explorer tag only.
Example: <BGSOUND src="mysong.mid" loop="2">

<BIG></BIG> Index
Definition: Big Text
Description: Displays text in a larger font size. Although not deprecated it is recommended that style sheets are used.

<BLINK></BLINK> Index
Definition: Blink
Description: Causes text to blink in Netscape Browsers only.
Example: <BLINK>This text will BLINK in Navigator Browsers</BLINK>

<BLOCKQOUTE></BLOCKQOUTE> Index
Definition: Blockqoute
Description: Designates text as a quotation. Usually indents text and ocassionaly italicises depending on the viewers browser.

<BODY></BODY> Index
Definition: Body
Description: Tells the browser where the body of the HTML document is. Style sheets are the preferred method of controlling the presentational aspects of the BODY.

<BR> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Break
Description: Forces text line to break and start a new line.

<BUTTON></BUTTON> Index
Definition: Button
Description: Creates a push button in a form.

<CAPTION></CAPTION> Index
Definition: Caption (for a Table)
Description: Adds a caption to a table. The CAPTION may only be placed immediately following the open TABLE tag and only one CAPTION per table is allowed.

<CENTER></CENTER> Index
Definition: Center
Description: Causes everything between the tags to be centered in the page.

<CITE></CITE> Index
Definition: Citation
Description: Denotes a citation. Usually appears in italics.

<CODE></CODE> Index
Definition: Code
Description: Identifies a sample of computer code. Appears as the browser's monospace font (usually Courier).
Example: <CODE>some code here</CODE>

<COL> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Column (for a Table)
Description: Denotes properties for a column or columns.

<COLGROUP> with optional closing tag </COLGROUP> Index
Definition: Column Group (for a Table)
Description: Defines a column group to provide structure to table columns.

<COMMMENT></COMMMENT> Index
Definition: Comment
Description: Used to add comments to the code (Internet Explorer Only). Use <!-- --> instead to make comments in your code that will not be read by the browser.

<DD> with optional closing tag </DD> Index
Definition: Definition (of Defintion List)
List of HTML Codes Description: Denotes a definition. Generally the text indents from the left.

<DEL></DEL> Index
Definition: Deleted Text
Description: Identifies and displays text as having been deleted from the document in relation to a previous version.

<DFN></DFN> Index
Definition: Defining Instance
Description: the defining instance of an enclosed term. Usually rendered in italics.

<DIR></DIR> Index
Definition: Directory List
Description: Creates a multi columned directory list. This tag has been deprecated in favour of unorderlists (UL).

<DIV></DIV> Index
Definition: Division
Description: Used to divide pages into portions with different styles. Will align objects to the left, right or center. Used in conjunction with style sheets this is a powerful device for adding custom block-level structure.

<DL></DL> Index
Definition: Definition List
Description: Creates a definition list consisting of terms <dt> and definitions <dd>.

<DT> with optional closing tag </DT> Index
Definition: Definition Term (of Definition List)
Description: Defines a term or label used within a DL (definition list) element.

<EM></EM> Index
Definition: Emphasized Text
Description: Emphasizes text. Usually rendered in italics.

<EMBED></EMBED> Index
Definition: Embedded Object
Description: Embeds an object into a web page. Usually used for media files. This is a Netscape tag that works something like the <IMG> tag.

<FIELDSET></FIELDSET> Index
Definition: Fieldset (Group of Form Elements)
List of HTML Codes Description: Groups related controls and labels of a form.

<FONT></FONT> Index
Definition: Font Style
Description: Used to change color, style, and size of fonts. Has been deprecated in favour of style sheets.

<FORM></FORM> Index
Definition: Form
Description: Creates a form that holds controls for user input.

<FRAME> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Frame
Description: Defines the contents and appearance of a single frame or subwindow.

<FRAMESET></FRAMESET> Index
Definition: Frameset
Description: Defines the layout of FRAMES within the main window.

<H1></H1> through <H6></H6> Index
Definition: Headings 1 through 6
Description: The six headings (H1 is the uppermost) structure information in an hierarchial fashion.

<HEAD></HEAD> Index
Definition: HEAD of the document
Description: Contains elements that provide information to users and search engines as well as containing other data that is not considered to be document content.

<HR> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Horizontal Rule / Hard Rule
Description: Creates a horizontal line.

<HTML></HTML> Index
Definition: Denotes an HTML Document
Description: The uppermost container of an HTML document.

<I></I> Index
Definition: Italic
Description: Text appears in Italics

<IFRAME></IFRAME> Index
Definition: Inline Frame (Floating Frame)
Description: Denotes a floating frame within a document. The content to be displayed is specified by the source element.

<IMG> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Image
Description: Includes an image in the document.

<INPUT> Index
Definition: Input (Forms)
List of HTML Codes Description: Defines controls used in forms.

<INS></INS> Index
Definition: Inserted Text
Description: Can be used to denote where text has been added to the document in relation to a previous document.

<ISINDEX> No Closing tag. Index
Definition: Searchable Index
Description: Creates a single-line text input control. Has been deprecated in favour of using INPUT to create text-input controls.

<KBD></KBD> Index
Definition: Keyboard Text
Description: Identifies and displays text a user would enter from a keyboard. Usually displayed with a monospace font.

<LABEL></LABEL> Index
Definition: Label (Forms)
Description: Used to attach information to a control in a form.

<LAYER></LAYER> Index
Definition: Layer
Description: Netscape tag for adding layers to documents. Use cascading style sheets instead.

<LEGEND></LEGEND> Index
Definition: Legend (Forms)
Description: Asigns a caption to a fieldset element. The use of LEGEND improves accessability for non visual user agents.

<LI> with optional closing tag </LI> Index
Definition: List Item
Description: Defines an item in a list - <DIR>, <OL>, and <UL>.

<LINK> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Link
Description: Appears in the HEAD of the document. Defines the relationship between the current document and another. Common uses are linking to external style sheets, scripts and search engines.

<MAP></MAP> Index
Definition: Map (Client-Side Imagemap)
Description: Denotes an client side imagemap. Can be associated with IMG, OBJECT or INPUT elements via each elements USEMAP attribute.

<MARQUEE></MARQUEE> Index
Definition: Marquee
Description: An Internet Explorer tag that creates a scrolling text area.

<MENU></MENU> Index
Definition: Menu List
Description: Creates a single column menu list. Deprecated in favour of unordered lists (UL).

<META> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Meta Information
List of HTML Codes Description: Used to add information about a document for search engines.

<MULTICOL></MULTICOL> Index
Definition: Multi-Column Formatted Text
Description: This Netscape tag displays text in multiple columns of equal length.

<NOBR></NOBR> Index
Definition: No Break
Description: This Netscape tag causes text not to break under any circumstance.

<NOEMBED></NOEMBED> Index
Definition: No Embed
Description: This Netscape tag will appear when an embeded object cannot be displayed.

<NOFRAMES></NOFRAMES> Index
Definition: No Frames
Description: Specifies alternative content when FRAMES are not supported.

<NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT> Index
Definition: No Script
Description: Provides alternative content when a script cannot run.

<OBJECT></OBJECT> Index
Definition: Object
Description: Places an external object in the document such as an image, a java applet or other external application.

<OL></OL> Index
Definition: Ordered List
Description: Creates an ordered or numbered list inside the <UL> tags.

<OPTGROUP></OPTGROUP> Index
Definition: Option Group (Forms)
Description: Used to group OPTION elements within a SELECT element.

<OPTION></OPTION> Index
Definition: Option (Forms)
Description: Specifies the the choices in a SELECT element.

<P> with optional closing tag </P> Index
Definition: Paragraph
Description: Defines the begining and end of a paragraph.

<PARAM> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Parameter
Description: Specifies a set of values within an applet or object tag.

<PRE></PRE> Index
Definition: Preformatted Text
Description: Displays pre formatted text. Normaly includes extra white space and line breaks.

<Q></Q> Index
Definition: Short Quotation
Description: Designates text as a short quote. Similar to BLOCKQUOTE but used for shorter quotations. Quotation marks should be rendered by the browser.

<S></S> Index
Definition: Strike Through Text
Description: Displays text as strikethrough. Although not deprecated W3C recommends using style sheets in place of this element.

<SAMP></SAMP> Index
Definition: Sample Text
List of HTML Codes Description: Gives a sample output of a computer program, script etc. Usually appears in the browser's monospace font.

<SCRIPT></SCRIPT> Index
Definition: Script
Description: Inserts a script into the document. May appear any number of times in the HEAD or BODY of the document. If the src attribute is present the browser loads an external script.

<SELECT></SELECT> Index
Definition: Selection Menu (Forms)
Description: Creates a menu whose choices are represented by OPTION elements.

<SMALL></SMALL> Index
Definition: Small Text
Description: Displays reduced size or smaller text. Although not deprecated W3C recommends using style sheets in place of this element.

<SPACER> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Spacer
Description: This Netscape tag takes up a specified amount of space. Use cascading style sheets instead.

<SPAN></SPAN> Index
Definition: Span
Description: Creates a user defined inline structure to the document. Used with style sheets this is a powerful device for adding custom inline structure.

<STRIKE></STRIKE> Index
Definition: Strike Through
Description: Text displayed as strikethrough. Deprecated in favour of style sheets.

<STRONG></STRONG> Index
Definition: Strongly Emphasized Text
Description: Strongly emphasizes text. Usually text appears in bold.

<STYLE></STYLE> Index
Definition: Style sheet
Description: Creates style sheet rules for use in the document. Any number of STYLE elements may be present but they must be in the HEAD element only.

<SUB></SUB> Index
Definition: Subscript
Description: Text appears in subscript

<SUP><SUP> Index
Definition: Superscript
Description: Text appears in superscript.

<TABLE></TABLE> Index
Definition: Table
Description: Creates a table. The TABLE element has no content by itself but relies on other elements (eg TR and TD) to specify content and other formating attributes.

<TBODY></TBODY> Index
Definition: Table Body
Description: Groups table rows into a table body.

<TD> with optional closing tag </TD> Index
Definition: Table Data Cell
Description: Specifies a table cell's data or contents. Cells defined by the TD element may be empty.

<TEXTAREA></TEXTAREA> Index
Definition: Text Area (Forms)
Description: Defines an area in which text can be input with multiple lines.

<TFOOT> with optional closing tag </TFOOT> Index
Definition: Table Foot
Description: Groups a table row or rows into a table footer.

<TH> with optional closing tag </TH> Index
Definition: Table Header Cell
Description: Specifies a table cell as being information or header cell. The header cell is usually rendered in bold text.

<THEAD> with optional closing tag </THEAD> Index
Definition: Table Head
List of HTML Codes Description: Groups a table row or rows into a table header. The table header contains table data cells that describe the content of the columns below it.

<TITLE></TITLE> Index
Definition: Page Title
Description: Identifies the contents of the document. The title element must be placed in the HEAD element and is displayed in the browser window title bar.

<TR></TR> Index
Definition: Table Row
Description: Defines a row of table cells. This element's sole purpose is to define structural rows of table cells.

<TT></TT> Index
Definition: Teletype Text
Description: Text appears as teletype or monospace text. Although not deprecated the W3C recommends style sheets in place of this element.

<U></U> Index
Definition: Underlined Text
Description: Displays underlined text. This element has been deprecated in favour of style sheets.

<UL></UL> Index
Definition: Unordered List
Description: Starts and ends an unordered (unnumbered list) list using LI tags.

<VAR></VAR> Index
Definition: Variable
Description: Identifies and displays a variable or program argument. Usually appears in italic.

<WBR> No closing tag. Index
Definition: Word Break
Description: This Netscape tag is used inside of a NOBR tag to indicate possible breaks if the text should extend beyond the browser window.

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