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How do I build an HTML Tag?

HTML Tags are actually a combination of three separate elements - an Opening Tag, the text or image we wish to affect, and a corresponding Closing Tag. The Opening Tag tells the browser to begin producing the effect defined in the Opening Tag, and the Closing Tag tells the browser to stop producing the effect.

The Opening Tag consists of an opening bracket, the name of the function we wish to use and a closing bracket. It is written like this:

<example>

This is followed by the text or image that we want the HTML Tag to affect, and then the tag must be closed.

The Closing Tag consists of an opening bracket, a forward slash (to indicate the tag is closing), the name of the function we are using/closing, and a closing bracket. It is written like this:

</example>

Here is how we write a complete basic HTML Tag:

<example>text or image we wish to affect goes here</example>

HTML Tags affect every page element you place between the Opening and Closing tags and you must add a Closing Tag for every Opening Tag you use.

Tips on Writing for the Web

? Write your content in a way that everybody can understand. The easier you are to understand, the more likely you will have repeat visitors.

? Use 50% less words than you would use on print.

? Keep your pages short. If need be, break long pages into several smaller pages and link between them.

? Font size shouldn't be smaller than 10pt. for the body of your pages.

? Use a spell checker. Spelling mistakes are embarrassing and can hurt credibility.


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