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BASIC HTML TAGS

TAGS WHAT THEY DO
<HTML> </HTML> Signals the start and end of the html document
<HEAD> </HEAD> Encloses TITLE and META tags
<BODY> </BODY> Signals the start and end of web page content
<B> </B> Makes text bold
<I> </I> Makes text italic
<TT> </TT> Makes text resemble that of typerwriter
<FONT> </FONT> Manipulates text
<H> </H> Puts heading on page. Ranges from size 1 to 6
<CENTER> </CENTER> Centers stuff on web page
<IMG> </IMG> Puts graphic on page. Needs SRC attribute to work
<A> </A> Makes a link. Needs HREF attribute to work
<BR> Skips down one line
<P> Skips down two lines - sometimes used with an end tag
<HR> Makes a line across the page
<TABLE> </TABLE> Signals start and end of table
<CAPTION> </CAPTION> Puts heading above table
<TR> </TR> Signals start and end of table row
<TD> </TD> Signals start and end of table cell
<TH> </TH> Same as above but makes text bold and centered


BASIC HTML ATTRIBUTES

ATTRIBUTE IN WHAT TAGS WHAT IT DOES
ALT <IMG> Describes graphic while it's loading
BACKGROUND <BODY> Puts image as a background
BGCOLOR <BODY> <TABLE>
<TR> <TD> <TH>
Changes background color
CELLPADDING <TABLE> Adds space around stuff in cells
CELLSPACING <TABLE> Enlarges space between cells
COLOR <FONT> Changes color
COLSPAN <TABLE> Spans cell over several cells horizontally
FACE <FONT> Changes letter style
HEIGHT <TABLE> <TD>
<IMG>
Lengthens
HREF <A> Tells browser where link is to go
LEFTMARGIN <BODY> Increases space at left on web page
ROWSPAN <TABLE> Spans cell over several cells vertically
SIZE <FONT> <HR> Changes size
SRC <IMG> Tells browser to place graphic on page
TOPMARGIN <BODY> Increases space at the top of web page
WIDTH <TABLE> <TD>
<TH> <HR> <IMG>
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