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Basic HTML Tags

HTML tags tell the web browser what the document is, how to format it, and how to make links to other files. Tags are always enclosed between lesser than and greater than signs, e.g.<b> sets the bold command.</b> with a slash in front of the command, closes the command. If you open a tag, it will stay in effect until you close it. The exceptions are: Line Break: <br>Paragraph: <p>Horizontal Rule: <hr>All of which require only the starting tag. One of the hardest things to get used to is the lack of connection between the way text appears on your screen when you write it and the way it appears on the web page. The only things that affect the web appearance are the html commands you enter. Accuracy is essential. If you use an editor you can select text and click on the appropriate command in the menu to have the editor place the correct tags around the text. Creating Lists Lists are very common on the web, and very useful for presenting information in a simple but structured way. There are several types of lists. The most useful are:
  • Unordered (or bulleted) lists
  • Ordered (or numbered) lists
  • Definition lists
  • It is possible to control the type of the bullet and the type of number or letter used in the ordered list. You can also create an outline by nesting ordered lists. We recommend only using the <li> tag for simple lists. Remember to "close" the tag using: </li> at the end of each item in your list. Linking Links are what make the web a unique place. They empower the user by giving her choices. If you are creating a series of pages, think carefully about how to link them to each other and what supplemental external links might be useful. NOTE: Beware of outdated links. If you implant external links in your pages, check them periodically to make certain they still work. You will not be notified if pages are removed or moved to a different server. You will only find out if you try the link and can't get in. The most common types of links are: Links to external pages:<a href="URL">text</a>Links to display image file: <img src="URL">Links to specific target or anchor set within a page: Define target: <a name="xxx">text</a>Links to targets: <a href="URL#xxx">text</a> links to email addresses:<a Href="mailto:support@iplaninc.com">iPlan Support</a> For more information on HTML go to the following site and remember to be conservative

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