Some Basic HTML TAGS

<HTML>This tag begins and ends the web page file</HTML>
HEADER: This section contains style sheets, scripting, keywords, etc; this information is used by browsers and search engines but is not seen by the viewer in the browser window.
<HEAD> . . . </HEAD>
<TITLE>title displayed in browser banner</TITLE>
BODY: This section contains most of what the viewer sees in the browser window—text, images, links, etc.
<BODY> . . . </BODY>
Headings of various levels (1-6, with 1 the largest)
<H3>Third Level Heading</H3>

Third Level Heading

Paragraphs:
<P>When this tag is used paragraphs are always block style with a blank line above and below and no indentation.</P>

When this tag is used paragraphs are always block style with a blank line above and below and no indentation.

Line Break: begins a new line without inserting a blank line (no end tag)
Barbara McManus<BR>
Professor of Classics
Barbara McManus
Professor of Classics
Block Quote: used for extended quotations
<BLOCKQUOTE>Use this tag whenever you need a paragraph with margins indented on both sides.</BLOCKQUOTE>
Use this tag whenever you need a paragraph with margins indented on both sides.
Bold:
<B>Bold</B> or
<STRONG>Strong</STRONG>
Bold
Strong
Italics:
<I>Italics</I>
<EM>Emphasis</EM>
<CITE>Citation</CITE>
Italics
Emphasis
Citation
Preformatted Text:
<PRE>Use this tag to preserve line breaks, special spacing, etc. using a fixed-width font</PRE>
Use this tag
    to preserve line breaks,
special spacing, etc.
    using a fixed-width font.
Horizontal Rule: an engraved line (sizes from 1-8 can be specified, with 8 the largest); no end tag.
<HR> or
<HR SIZE=6>


Images: Image tags contain the full URL for an image at an external site (absolute URL) but only the file name for an image in your local folder (relative URL); no end tag is used.
<IMG SRC=“http://vroma.rhodes.edu/~bmcmanus/grkkey.gif”>
<IMG SRC=“pomp11.jpg”>
{short description of image}


{short description of image}
Links:
Anchor tags contain the full URL when linking to an external web page (absolute URL) but only the file name when linking to an HTML file in your local folder (relative URL).
<A HREF=“http://vroma.rhodes.edu/”>VRoma Home Page</A>
<A HREF=“sample.html”>Sample Home Page</A>
VRoma Home Page
Sample Home Page
ADDRESS: This section contains information about the author and date of the web page; all items in the address are displayed in italics.
<ADDRESS>Barbara F. McManus</ADDRESS>
Barbara F. McManus
E-Mail Link:
<A HREF=“mailto:bmcmanus@cnr.edu”>bmcmanus@cnr.edu</A>
bmcmanus@cnr.edu


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Barbara F. McManus
July 1999