Tag Table





Just a handy reference...

Basic Tags

 <html> </html>

 Creates an HTML document

 <head> </head>

 Sets off the title and any other information that will not be displayed on the Web page

 <body> </body>

 Sets off the visible portion of the document

 <title> text</title>

 Places the name of the document in the title bar of the Web page


 Plays a background sound while the page is viewed. The sound must be in the
.au, .wav or .mid formats. LOOP sets the number of times to play the sound,
or INFINITE to play it over and over until the page is closed. Internet Explorer tag.
Note! Netscape does only show up the background and nothing more
(text,pictures, etc) if BGSOUND is used!

Body Attribute Tags

 <body bgcolor=???>

 Sets the background color, using a name or its hex value

 <body background="url">

 Sets the background to a specific image; HTML 3.2 tag

 <body text=???>

 Sets the text color, using a name or its hex value

 <body link=???>

 Sets the color of the links, using a name or its hex value

 <body vlink=???>

 Sets the color of links which have been followed, name or hex

 <body alink=???>

 Sets the color of links when you click on them, name or hex

 <body>  must end with </body>, usually at the end of the page.
Text Tags

 <pre> </pre>

 Creates preformatted text

 <h1> </h1>

 Creates the largest headline

 <h6> </h6>

 Creates the smallest headline

 <b> </b>

 Creates bold text

 <i> </i>

 Creates italic text

 <u> </u>

 Creates underlined text

 <tt> </tt>

 Creates teletype or typewriter-style text

 <s> or <strike>,</s>

 Creates strikethrough text (HTML 3.0 or higher)

 <sup> </sup>

 Creates superscript (HTML 3.0 or higher)

 <sub> </sub>

 Creates subscript (HTML 3.0 or higher)

 <cite> </cite>

 Creates a citation, usually in italics

 <em> </em>

 Use for emphasis on a word or phrase, use with bold or italics

 <strong> </strong>

 Use for emphasis on a word or phrase, use with bold or italics

 <comment> </comment>

 Text within this tag will not show up in a newer browser

 <! ...text... >

 Comments in text are ignored by browser, show in red

 <code> </code>

 Machine code. Shows up in a typewriter font, e.g., courier


 Stands for "user keyboard entry," when you want the user to type in some text.
Shows in courier usually, sometimes bold

 <font size=???> </font>

 Sets size of font from 1 to 7 (on some, it goes from -2 to +4)

 <font color=???> </font>

 Sets font color, using a name or its hex value

Link Tags

 <a href="URL"> </a>

 Creates a webpage hyperlink to the URL listed

 <a href="mailto:EMAIL"> </a>

 Creates a mailto link to address named EMAIL

 <a name="NAME"> </a>

 Creates a target location within a document

 <a href="#NAME"> </a>

 Links to that target location from elsewhere in the document

Formatting Tags


 Creates a new paragraph

 <p ALIGN=???>

 Aligns a paragraph to the left, right, or center


 Inserts a line break

 <nobr> </nobr>

 Stands for "no break." Use it if you want the text inside the tag to appear on the same line.


 Stands for "word break." Starts a new line if the browser needs to. You can use it, for example,
inside a long word.

 <blockquote> </blockquote>

 Indents text from both sides

 <dl> </dl>

 Creates a definition List


 Precedes a definition term


 Precedes each definition

 <ol> </ol>

 Creates a numbered list


 Precedes each list item, and adds a number

 <ul> </ul>

 Creates a bulleted list


 Precedes each list item, and adds the bullet

 <div ALIGN=???>

 A generic formatting tag, often used for stylesheets

Graphical Element Tags

 <img SRC="name">

 Adds an image

 <img SRC="name" ALIGN=???>

 Aligns an image: left, right, center, bottom, top, or middle

 <img SRC="name" BORDER=???>

 Sets size of border around an image


 Inserts a horizontal rule

 <hr WIDTH=???>

 Sets the width of a rule, in percentage or absolute value

 <hr size=???>

 Sets the height of a rule

 <hr noshade>

 Creates a rule without a shadow

Table and Table Attribute Tags

 <table> </table>

 Creates a table

 <tr> </tr>

 Sets off each row in a table

 <td> </td>

 Sets off each cell in a row

 <th> </th>

 Sets off the table header

 <table BORDER=#>

 Sets width of border around table cells

 <table CELLSPACING=#>

 Sets amount of space between cells

 <table CELLPADDING=#>

 Sets amount of space between a cell's border and its contents

 <table WIDTH=# or %>

 Sets width of table - in pixels or as a percentage of document width

 <tr ALIGN=???> or <td ALIGN=???>

 Sets alignment for cell(s) - left, right, or center

 <tr VALIGN=???> or <td VALIGN=???>

 Sets vertical alignment for cell(s) - top, middle or bottom

 <td colspan=#>

 Sets number of columns a cells should span (def = 1)

 <td rowspan=#>

 Sets number of rows a cells should span (def = 1)

 <td nowrap>

 Prevents the lines within a cell from being broken to fit

Frame and Frame Attribute Tags

 <frameset> </frameset>

 Precedes the <body> tag in a frames document

 <frameset rows="value,value">

 Defines the rows within a frameset, using number in pixels, or percentage of width

 <frameset cols="value,value">

 Defines the columns within a frameset, using number in pixels, or percentage of width


 Defines a single frame- or region - within a frameset

 <noframes> </noframes>

 Defines what will appear on browsers that don't support frames

 <frame SRC="URL">

 Specifies which HTML document should be displayed

 <frame name="name">

 Names the frame, or region, so it may be targeted

 <frame marginWIDTH=#>

 Defines the left and right margins for the frame; mus be greater than or equal to one

 <frame marginheight=#>

 Defines the top and bottom margins for the frame; mus be greater than or equal to one

 <frame scrolling=VALUE>

 Sets whether the frame has a scrollbar; value may equal "yes," "no," or "auto."
The default is auto.

 <frame noresize>

 Prevents the viewer/user from resizing the frame

Form Tags

 <form> </form>

 Creates all forms

 <select multiple name="NAME" size=???> </select>

 Creates a scrooling menu. Size sets the number of menu items visible before you need to scroll.


 Sets off each menu item

 <select name="NAME" size=???> </select>

 Creates a pulldown menu


 Sets off each menu item

 <textarea name="NAME" cols=40 rows=8>

 Creates a text box area. Columns sets the width, rows sets the height.

 <input TYPE="checkbox" name="NAME">

 Creates a checkbox. Text folows tag.

 <input TYPE="radio" name = "NAME" value="x"

 Creates a radio button. text follows tag.

 <input type= text name="xxx" size=30>

 Creates a one-line text area. Size sets length in characters.

 input TYPE = "submit" value="NAME"

 Creates a Submit button

 input TYPE = "image" BORDER=0 name="NAME" SRC="name.gif"

 Creates a Submit button using an image

 <input TYPE="reset"

Creates a Reset button

  For the forms to be functional, you'll have to run a CGI script.
The HTML code just creates the appearance of the form.
Special Characters (character, ASCII, tag)
" 34 &quot;
& 38 &amp;
< 60 &lt;
> 62 &gt;
® 168 &reg;
© 169 &copy;
À 192 &Agrave;
Á 193 &Aacute;
 194 &Acirc;
à 195 &Atilde;
Ä 196 &Auml;
Å 197 &Aring;
Æ 198 &AElig;
Ç 199 &Ccedil;
È 200 &Egrave;
É 201 &Eacute;
Ê 202 &Ecirc;
Ë 203 &Euml;
Ì 204 &Igrave;
Í 205 &Iacute;
Î 206 &Icirc;
Ï 207 &Iuml;
Ñ 209 &Ntilde;
Ò 210 &Ograve;
Ó 211 &Oacute;
Ô 212 &Ocirc;
Õ 213 &Otilde;
Ö 214 &Ouml;
Ø 216 &Oslash;
Ù 217 &Ugrave;
Ú 218 &Uacute;
Û 219 &Ucirc;
Ü 220 &Uuml;
Ý 221 &Yacute;
_ 222 &THORN;
ß 223 &szlig;
à 224 &agrave;
á 225 &aacute;
â 226 &acirc;
ã 227 &atilde;
ä 228 &auml;
å 229 &aring;
æ 230 &aelig;
ç 231 &ccedil;
è 232 &egrave;
é 233 &eacute;
ê 234 &ecirc;
ë 235 &euml;
ì 236 &igrave;
í 237 &iacute;
î 238 &icirc;
ï 239 &iuml;
ð 240 &eth;
ñ 241 &ntilde;
ò 242 &ograve;
ó 243 &oacute;
ô 244 &ocirc;
õ 245 &otilde;
ö 246 &ouml;
ø 248 &oslash;
ù 249 &ugrave;
ú 250 &uacute;
û 251 &ucirc;
ü 252 &uuml;
¦ 253 &yacute;
_ 254 &thorn;
ÿ 255 &yuml;
Color Names