Basic HTML To Spice Up Your Blog

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Bloggers should try to learn basic HTML because it can save a ton of money.  It is an easy way to spice up your blog without breaking the bank.

Learn Basic HTML

Basic HTML

Introduction To HTML

HTML is an acronym for hypertext markup language; markup there means it is plain text language. To prepare a document for the web, we need to markup the text with specific tags.  In HTML, tags walk in pairs; one to open and one to close.  Both of these tags are pretty much the same name except the ending tag is preceded by a “/”.   Example to display “HOME” we would need <strong>HOME</strong>.

Element Vs Element Content

Element refers to the opening tag, closing tag and what is written between <strong>HOME</strong>.  “STRONG” in this case is an element.  The element content on the other hand would be “HOME”.   Sometimes elements are empty, such as: <br></br>

Headings Tag

Heading 1 – <h1>Heading 1</h1>

Heading 2 – <h2>Heading 2</h2>

Heading 3 – <h3>Heading 3</h3>

Heading 4 – <h4>Heading 4</h4>

Heading 5 – <h5>Heading 5</h5>
Heading 6 – <h6>Heading 6</h6>

Paragraph Tag

The paragraph tag is used when you need to place text into different paragraphs.

This is a paragraph – <p>This is a paragraph.</p>

Line Break

When you need to start writing in a new line without starting a new paragraph, you use the line break. If we want “Please Stay Here” and “We will be right back” to be in separate lines.  Here is what we would write:

Please stay here<br />

We will be right back</p>

Horizontal Line

<hr />

Center Text

</center>

Font Size

To change the font size you use <font size=“1”>Font size=”1″</font> (Changing the number to the font size you desire

Font size=”1″ 
Font size=”2″ 
Font size=”3″  
Font size=”4″  
Font size=”5″  
Font size=”6″ 
Font size=”7″ 

Font Color

Here is the list of W3C Standard 16 Colors names

<FONT COLOR=”blue” will change the color of the font to Blue

There are many places online that can help you when you need to use basic HTML in your posts.   Just learning a few basic tags can help to jazz up your blog and save you some money.   Share what works for you in the comments section.

 

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