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<!-- comment <!--This can be viewed in the HTML part of a document--> Nothing will show
<A - anchor <A HREF="http://www.yourdomain.com/">Visit Our Site</A> Visit Our Site
<B> bold <B>Example</B> Example
<BIG> big (text) <BIG>Example</BIG> Example
<BODY> body of document <BODY>The content of your page</BODY> Contents of your webpage
<BR> line break The contents of your page<BR>The contents of your page The contents of your page
The contents of your page
<CENTER> center <CENTER>This will center your contents</CENTER>

This will center your contents

<DD> definition description <DL>
<DT>Definition Term
<DD>Definition of the term
<DT>Definition Term
<DD>Definition of the term
</DL>
Definition Term
Definition of the term
Definition Term
Definition of the term
<DL> definition list <DL>
<DT>Definition Term
<DD>Definition of the term
<DT>Definition Term
<DD>Definition of the term
</DL>
Definition Term
Definition of the term
Definition Term
Definition of the term
<DT> definition term <DL>
<DT>Definition Term
<DD>Definition of the term
<DT>Definition Term
<DD>Definition of the term
</DL>
Definition Term
Definition of the term
Definition Term
Definition of the term
<EM> emphasis This is an <EM>Example</EM> of using the emphasis tag This is an Example of using the emphasis tag
<EMBED>
embed object <EMBED src="yourfile.mid" width="100%" height="60" align="center"> When embedding sound in your page, the sound file must be in the same directory as your web page. If your sound file is located in another directory, you must include the directory within your link. Example: yourdirectory/sound.mid
<EMBED> embed object <EMBED src="yourfile.mid" autostart="true" hidden="false" loop="false">
<noembed><bgsound src="yourfile.mid" loop="1"></noembed>

Music will begin playing when your page is loaded and will only play one time. A control panel will be displayed to enable your visitors to stop the music.
<FONT> font <FONT FACE="Times New Roman">Example</FONT> You can change the font style to whatever you would like, but keep in mind, your visitors must have the font you select on their computer, or your page will not be displayed as you intended. Try to select a common font. To find the fonts you have on your computer, open your word processing program and click on the font drop down menu.
<FONT> font <FONT FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="4">Example</FONT> Example
<FONT> font <FONT FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="+3" COLOR="#FF0000">Example</FONT> Example
<FORM> form <FORM action="mailto:you@yourdomain.com">
Name: <INPUT name="Name" value="" size="10"><BR>
Email: <INPUT name="Email" value="" size="10"><BR>
<CENTER><INPUT type="submit"></CENTER>
</FORM>
Name:
Email:
<H1> heading 1 <H1>Heading 1 Example</H1>

Heading 1 Example

<H2> heading 2 <H2>Heading 2 Example</H2>

Heading 2 Example

<H3> heading 3 <H3>Heading 3 Example</H3>

Heading 3 Example

<H4> heading 4 <H4>Heading 4 Example</H4>

Heading 4 Example

<H5> heading 5 <H5>Heading 5 Example</H5>
Heading 5 Example
<H6> heading 6 <H6>Heading 6 Example</H6>
Heading 6 Example
<HEAD> heading of document <HEAD>Contains elements describing the document</HEAD> Nothing will show
<HR> horizontal rule <HR>
Contents of your webpage

Contents of your webpage
<HR> horizontal rule <HR WIDTH="50%" SIZE="3"> Contents of your webpage

Contents of your webpage
<HR> horizontal rule <HR WIDTH="50%" SIZE="3" NOSHADE> Contents of your webpage

Contents of your webpage
<HR>
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horizontal rule <HR WIDTH="75%" COLOR="#FF0000" SIZE="4"> Contents of your webpage

Contents of your webpage
<HR>
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horizontal rule <HR WIDTH="25%" COLOR="#6699FF" SIZE="6"> Contents of your webpage

Contents of your webpage
<HTML> hypertext markup language <HTML><HEAD><META><TITLE>Title of your webpage</TITLE></HEAD><BODY>Webpage contents</BODY></HTML> Contents of your webpage
<I> italic <I>Example</I> Example
<IMG> image <IMG SRC="Earth.gif" WIDTH="41" HEIGHT="41" BORDER="0" ALT="a sentence about your site"> a sentence about your site
<INPUT> input field Example 1:

<FORM METHOD=post ACTION="/cgi-bin/example.cgi">
<INPUT type="text" size="10" maxlength="30">
<INPUT type="Submit" VALUE="Submit">
</FORM>
Example 1:

You can change the size of your INPUT box simply by changing the SIZE value. In addition, you can change the amount of text input by changing the MAXLENGTH value.

<INPUT>
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input field Example 2:

<FORM METHOD=post ACTION="/cgi-bin/example.cgi">
<INPUT type="text" STYLE="color: #FFFFFF; font-family: Verdana; font-weight: bold; font-size: 12px; background-color: #72A4D2;" size="10" maxlength="30">
<INPUT type="Submit" VALUE="Submit">
</FORM>
Example 2:

You can change the font, text color, text size and the background color, by changing the STYLE attributes.

<INPUT> input field Example 3:

<FORM METHOD=post ACTION="/cgi-bin/example.cgi">
<TABLE BORDER="0" CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING="2"><TR><TD BGCOLOR="#8463FF"><INPUT type="text" size="10" MAXLENGTH="30"></TD><TD BGCOLOR="#8463FF" VALIGN="Middle"> <INPUT type="image" name="submit" src="yourimage.gif"></TD></TR> </TABLE>
</FORM>
Example 3:

You can use a graphic image in place of the submit button to spice up your page. This example is set up in a TABLE with the TD background color set to #8463FF. The same color as the images background. It all blends together seamlessly.

<INPUT> input field Example 4:

<FORM METHOD=post ACTION="/cgi-bin/example.cgi">
Enter Your Comments:<BR>
<TEXTAREA wrap="virtual" name="Comments" rows=3 cols=20 MAXLENGTH=100></TEXTAREA><BR>
<INPUT type="Submit" VALUE="Submit">
<INPUT type="Reset" VALUE="Clear">
</FORM>
Example 4:


You can change the size of your text box by changing the number of ROWS and COLS (columns).
<INPUT> input field Example 5:

<FORM METHOD=post ACTION="/cgi-bin/example.cgi">
<CENTER>
Select an option:
<SELECT>
<OPTION >option 1
<OPTION SELECTED>option 2
<OPTION>option 3
<OPTION>option 4
<OPTION>option 5
<OPTION>option 6
</SELECT><BR>
<INPUT type="Submit" VALUE="Submit"></CENTER>
</FORM>

Example 5:

Select an option:

You can create a default selection in your OPTION list by adding the word SELECTED right after the word OPTION between the lesser than and greater than symbols. In this example, option 2 is the default selection.
<INPUT> input field Example 6:

<FORM METHOD=post ACTION="/cgi-bin/example.cgi">
Select an option:<BR>
<INPUT type="radio" name="option"> Option 1
<INPUT type="radio" name="option" CHECKED> Option 2
<INPUT type="radio" name="option"> Option 3
<BR>
<BR>
Select an option:<BR>
<INPUT type="checkbox" name="selection"> Selection 1
<INPUT type="checkbox" name="selection" CHECKED> Selection 2
<INPUT type="checkbox" name="selection"> Selection 3
<INPUT type="Submit" VALUE="Submit">
</FORM>
Example 6:

Select an option:
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3

Select an option:
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
You can create a default selection in your RADIO and CHECKED list by adding the word CHECKED right after the OPTION elements between the lesser than and greater than symbols. In this example, option 2 and selection 2 are the default selections.

 

 

list item Example 1:

<MENU>
<LI type="disc">List item 1
<LI type="circle">List item 2
<LI type="square">List item 3
</MENU>


Example 2:

<OL type="i">
<LI>List item 1
<LI>List item 2
<LI>List item 3
<LI>List item 4
</OL>
Example 1:
  • List item 1
  • List item 2
  • List item 3


Example 2:

  1. List item 1
  2. List item 2
  3. List item 3
  4. List item 4
You can change the style of your bullets by adding TYPE= disc, circle or square right after LI between the lesser than and greater than symbols.
<LINK> link Visit our <A HREF="http://www.yourdomain.com/">site</A> Visit our site
<MARQUEE>
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scrolling text <MARQUEE bgcolor="#CCCCCC" loop="-1" scrollamount="2" width="100%">Example Marquee</MARQUEE> Example Marquee

 

You can change the background color of your MARQUEE by changing the HTML color code #CCCCCC to the left. The loop determines how many times the words will scroll and is set to -1, which is indefinite. It can be set to whatever you would like. The SCROLLAMOUNT determines the speed your text will scroll.

<MENU> menu <MENU>
<LI type="disc">List item 1
<LI type="circle">List item 2
<LI type="square">List item 3
</MENU>
  • List item 1
  • List item 2
  • List item 3
<META> meta <META name="Description" content="Description of your site">
<META name="keywords" content="keywords describing your site">

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The META description and keyword TAGS are used to enable search engines to properly index your website. It is VERY important to use the best possible description of your site and include keywords within your description. In addition, to achieve a higher ranking in the search engines, try to use keyword phrases instead of single keywords and focus your keyword phrases on just a few specific topics that best describe your website. Utilize your TITLE and ALT tags along with the TEXT of your webpage to include your keyword phrases in readable sentences. By combining all of these optimization methods, you will increase your ranking in the search engines.

<META> meta <META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="4;URL=http://www.yourdomain.com/">

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The META refresh tag is used to automatically redirect your visitor to another web address. This tag is generally used when a website moves and needs to have traffic redirected to the new location.

<META> meta <META http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">

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The META no-cache tag is used to prevent the users browser from storing a webpage in their cache file. The cache file stores webpages for quicker loading the next time the user visits the website. If you make changes to your webpage and you choose not to use the no-cache tag, the user would not see your changes, but the original page that would be loaded from the cache file.

<META> meta <META name="rating" content="General">

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The META rating tag is used to enable you to rate your website with the search engines. A general rating means that your webpage contains no adult content and is safe for all ages.

<META> meta <META name="ROBOTS" content="ALL">

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The META robots content all tag is used to direct the search engines to index all of your webpage content.

<META> meta <META NAME="ROBOTS" content="NOINDEX,FOLLOW">

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The META robots noindex tag is used to tell the search engines not to index a webpage.

<OL> ordered list Example 1:

<OL>
<LI>List item 1
<LI>List item 2
<LI>List item 3
<LI>List item 4
</OL>


Example 2:

<OL type="a">
<LI>List item 1
<LI>List item 2
<LI>List item 3
<LI>List item 4
</OL>

Example 1:
  1. List item 1
  2. List item 2
  3. List item 3
  4. List item 4

Example 2:

  1. List item 1
  2. List item 2
  3. List item 3
  4. List item 4
<OPTION> listbox option <FORM METHOD=post ACTION="/cgi-bin/example.cgi">
<CENTER>
Select an option:
<SELECT>
<OPTION>option 1
<OPTION SELECTED>option 2
<OPTION>option 3
<OPTION>option 4
<OPTION>option 5
<OPTION>option 6
</SELECT><BR>
</CENTER>
</FORM>
Select an option:

You can create a default selection in your OPTION list by adding the word SELECTED right after the word OPTION between the lesser than and greater than symbols. In this example, option 2 is the default selection.
<P> paragraph This is an example displaying the use of the paragraph tag. <P> This will create a line break and a space between lines.

Attributes:

Example 1:<BR>
<BR>
<P align="left">
This is an example<BR>
displaying the use<BR>
of the paragraph tag.<BR>
<BR>
Example 2:<BR>
<BR>
<P align="right">
This is an example<BR>
displaying the use<BR>
of the paragraph tag.<BR>
<BR>
Example 3:<BR>
<BR>
<P align="center">
This is an example<BR>
displaying the use<BR>
of the paragraph tag.

This is an example displaying the use of the paragraph tag.

This will create a line break and a space between lines.

Attributes:

Example 1:

This is an example
displaying the use
of the paragraph tag.

Example 2:

This is an example
displaying the use
of the paragraph tag.

Example 3:

This is an example
displaying the use
of the paragraph tag.

<SMALL> small (text) <SMALL>Example</SMALL>

Example

To decrease the size of your word even further, you can add two SMALL tags side by side.

<STRONG> strong emphasis <STRONG>Example</STRONG> Example
<TABLE> table Example 1:

<TABLE BORDER="4" CELLPADDING="2"  CELLSPACING="2" WIDTH="100%">
<TR>
<TD>Column 1</TD>
<TD>Column 2</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Example 2: (Internet Explorer)

<TABLE BORDER="2" BORDERCOLOR="#336699" CELLPADDING="2" CELLSPACING="2" WIDTH="100%">
<TR>
<TD>Column 1</TD>
<TD>Column 2</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Example 3:

<TABLE CELLPADDING="2" CELLSPACING="2" WIDTH="100%">
<TR>
<TD BGCOLOR="#CCCCCC">Column 1</TD>
<TD BGCOLOR="#CCCCCC">Column 2</TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD>Row 2</TD>
<TD>Row 2</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Example 1:
Column 1 Column 2

To add additional columns to your table, simply add another TD tag. To add an additional row, add another TR tag followed by your TD tags. You can display your table with no border or change the width by changing the BORDER= to whatever number you would like.
Example 2:
Column 1 Column 2

You can change the color of your tables border by adding, BORDERCOLOR= #COLORCODE in the TABLE tag.
Example 3:
Column 1 Column 2
Row 2 Row 2

To change the color of your tables cell, add BGCOLOR= #COLORCODE within your TD tag.

<TD> table data <TABLE BORDER="2" CELLPADDING="2" CELLSPACING="2" WIDTH="100%">
<TR>
<TD>Column 1</TD>
<TD>Column 2</TD>

</TR>
</TABLE>

Column 1 Column 2

<TH> table header <DIV align="center"><TABLE>
<TR>
<TH>Column 1</TH>
<TH>Column 2</TH>
<TH>Column 3</TH>

</TR>
<TR>
<TD>Row 2</TD>
<TD>Row 2</TD>
<TD>Row 2</TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD>Row 3</TD>
<TD>Row 3</TD>
<TD>Row 3</TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD>Row 4</TD>
<TD>Row 4</TD>
<TD>Row 4</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
</DIV>
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Row 2 Row 2 Row 2
Row 3 Row 3 Row 3
Row 4 Row 4 Row 4
<TITLE> document title <TITLE>Title of your webpage</TITLE>

Title of your webpage will be viewable in the title bar.

The TITLE tag should contain a descriptive sentence describing your website. Make sure you include your most relevant keywords for better search engine ranking.

<TR> table row <TABLE BORDER="2" CELLPADDING="2" CELLSPACING="2" WIDTH="100%">
<TR>
<TD>Column 1</TD>
<TD>Column 2</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Column 1 Column 2

<TT> teletype <TT>Example</TT> Example
<U> underline <U>Example</U> Example
<UL> unordered list Example 1:<BR>
<BR>
<UL>
<LI>List item 1
<LI>List item 2
</UL>
<BR>
Example 2:<BR>
<UL type="disc">
<LI>List item 1
<LI>List item 2
<UL type="circle">
<LI>List item 3
<LI>List item 4
</UL>
</UL>
Example 1:

  • List item 1
  • List item 2


Example 2:

  • List item 1
  • List item 2
    • List item 3
    • List item 4


 
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