html tags

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Name Tag syntax / e.g. Description
HTML <html> </html> Begins and ends document
Head tags
Head <head> </head> Follows opening <html> tag
Title <title>My Biography - Peter Thompson</title> This tag should contain the page title and a brief description of the page contents. It will appear in Google searches and at the top of the browser window.
CSS link <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> Links CSS file to current HTML page
Body tags
Body <body> </body> Follows <head> tags. Contains everything visible on page
Container (div tag) <div id="container"> </div> To center your site in the browser windowusing a CSS style
Heading 1 <h1> </h1> Largest heading on page. Should reflect title tag.
Heading 2 <h2> </h2> Medium heading
Heading 3 <h3> </h3> Small heading
Paragraph <p> </p>  
Line break <br />  
Horizontal rule <hr>  
Link <a href="page-file-name-here.html">Link text here</a>  
Div (divisional) <div> </div>
<div id="box"> </div>
<div class="box"> </div>
Good for layout. Defines area of a web page or element on it
Image <img src="image-name-here.jpg" width="72" height="72" /> Images are linked and must be in .gif, .jpg or .png format and at 72ppi resolution