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By: James Payne
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January 08, 2008
  1. · Beginning HTML
  2. · Formatting HTML Documents
  3. · Inserting a Line Break
  4. · Comments
  5. · Formatting Text

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Beginning HTML - Formatting HTML Documents
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Just as with any other document, HTML pages should practice good layout principles. Below are a list of tags that will help you in this endeavor.


Header tags determine the size of your Header. The largest is <h1>some text</h1> and the smallest is <h6>more text</h6>. Here is a list of header sizes and an approximation of their comparative sizes:

  • I am an "H1" tag

  • I am an "H2" tag

  • I am an "H3" tag

  • I am an "H4" tag

  • I am an "H5" tag
  • I am an "H6" tag

Kind of a cool effect right?


Creating paragraphs in HTML is just as simple. Just use the <p> and </p> tags. This creates a blank line before and after each paragraph. If I wrote the following tags three times: <p>Look at my paragraph!</p>, this would be my result:

  Look at my paragraph!

  Look at my paragraph!

  Look at my paragraph!

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