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WDS3 - HTML Basic Body Tags

Omkar Ajnadkar
Masters in Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas
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In the last article we learnt:

  • What is HTML
  • Basic HTML Structure
  • Where we will write HTML
  • Your first HTML Document 
     Now all of you know that our html document has two main sections:

  • head

  • body
    Our actual document that will be visible to us in the form of webpage will be written in body part of html while other important information about document including title will be written in head part of html. So in this part we are going to see some other important tag to enhance your content which will be used in body part of html.

HTML Headings

HTML headings are defined with the <h1> to <h6> tags. <h1> defines the most important heading while <h6> defines the least important heading. While trying all the examples from now on, you can use head part from previous article and change the body part to see your result as we did in last article(WDS2). So here is how you will use HTML headings: 


HTML Paragraphs

For paragraphs, we use <p> tag in HTML.

HTML Links  

In many cases you have to include link to another webpage in your page. It is bad idea to just write down entire link because then user have to copy and paste that link to open it. Instead HTML provides you with Anchor tags <a>. You will use <a> and </a> tags to wrap test you have to use as link. Then inside starting <a> tag, you will include attribute. Attribute is a new concept here. Attributes are used to provide additional information about HTML elements. Here you will use href attribute and will enter link to webpage you want. Lets see the example:

HTML Images

 HTML images are defined in <img> tag. As I mentioned before this tag does not have any closing tag. It has 4 main attributes:

  • src : This provides link to the image.
  • alt : In some cases, image does not load. At that time this will be used as alternative text.
  • width : Width of image
  • height : Height of image  Let's see on example: Try to practice all this tags and message me if you stuck any where. That's all for this article. In the next part, we will learn about few other tags and their uses.Comment on how you think this article is, what improvements should I do and for any doubts. Share with your friends and _ keep coding _.

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