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What Are The Most Commonly Used HTML Tags?

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Use common HTML tags to format your web page writing.

Do you want to publish a web page, a blog post or an article online? Every beginner or webmaster uses some common tags like a, table, img,div, headings or embed.

The most important tags in HTML are the tags that define headings, paragraphs and line breaks.

Below are the most commonly used tags when creating a website design from scratch.

This list of tags will help you create your own website design without the aid of a WYSIWYG editor. They are arranged in alphabetical order.


Common HTML Elements

Opening Tag Element Content Closing Tag
<a> create a hyperlink or anchor </a>
<ADDRESS> contact information </ADDRESS>
<b> make bold </b>
<BASEFONT> default text font </BASEFONT>
<BIG> increase font size by 1 </BIG>
<BLOCKQUOTE> enclose larger quotations </BLOCKQUOTE>
<CAPTION> caption of a table </CAPTION>
<center> centers object </center>
<code> for source code examples </code>
<COMMENT> insert comments in HTML source </COMMENT>
<em> emphasize text </em>
<a href=”index.html”> create links </a>
<basefont size= 1> set font base size </basefont>
<body> HTML body </body>
<dd> term description </dd>
<em> emphasize text </em>
<font> font selection <font>
<h1> heading size 1(largest) </h1>
<h2> heading size 2 </h2>
<h3> heading size 3 </h3>
<h4> heading size 4 </h4>
<h5> heading size 5 </h5>
<h6> heading size 6(smallest) </h6>
<head> head of HTML document </head>
<html> contains the HTML document </html>
<i> italics </i>
<img> place an image here </img>
<input> input (buttons, text box, etc.) </input>
<li> list item </li>
<meta name= > meta name </meta>
<ol> italics </ol>
<p> paragraph area </p>
<select name> selection form </select>
<style> style sheet </style>
<sub> italics </sub>
<table> define table </table>
<td> define data cell </td>
<th> define table header cell <th>
<title> document title </title>
<tr> define table row </tr>
<ul> bulleted list <ul>

This document is meant to be a summarized guideline. For further information see an HTML reference source – no matter what media format; online, print, etc..