The following table lists some of the most common HTML tags that you'll use to build your website. After you've worked in HTML for a little while, these tags will become second nature to you.

Tag Name Code Example
<a> anchor <a href="http://www.yourdomain.com/">Click Here</a>
<b> bold <b>Bold Type</b>
<body> body of document <body>All of the contents of your Web page.</body>
<br> line break Soft line break<br />Soft line break
<center> center <center>Center your content</center>
<font> font <font face="Times New Roman">Example</font>
<form> form <form action="mailto:you@yourdomain.com">
Name: <input name="Name" value="" size="10" />
</form>
<h1> heading 1 <h1>Heading 1 Example</h1>
<h2> heading 2 <h2>Heading 2 Example</h2>
<h3> heading 3 <h3>Heading 3 Example</h3>
<head> heading of document <head>Contains elements describing the document</head>
<html> hypertext markup language <html><head><meta><title>Title of your webpage</title></head><body>Webpage contents</body></html>
<i> italic <i>Italic Type</i>
<li> list item <ol type="i">
<li>List item 1</li>
<li>List item 2</li>
<li>List item 3</li>
<li>List item 4</li>
</ol>
<meta> meta <meta name="Description" content="Description of your site" />
<meta name="keywords" content="keywords describing your site" />
<ol> ordered list <ol>
<li>List item 1</li>
<li>List item 2</li>
<li>List item 3</li>
<li>List item 4</li>
</ol>
<p> paragraph <p> This creates a line break and a space between lines.</p>
<title> document title <title>Title of your webpage</title>
<ul> unordered list <ul>
<li>List item 1</li>
<li>List item 2</li>
</ul>
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