HTML Quick Reference

 Header Elements
<html></html> Defines an HTML document
<head></head> Defines the document's header section
<title></title> Specifies the document title.  It usually displays in the browser window title bar 
<body></body> Defines the body of an HTML document
 Body Attributes
<body bgcolor=?> Sets the background color, using name or hex value
<body text=?> Sets the text color, using name or hex value
<body link=?> Sets the color of links, using name or hex value
<body vlink=?> Sets the color of followed links, using name or hex value
<body alink=?> Sets the color of links on click
<pre></pre> Creates preformatted text
<h1></h1> Creates the largest headline
<h6></h6> Creates the smallest headline
<b></b> Makes text bold
<i></i> Makes text italic
<cite></cite> Creates a citation, usually italic
<em></em> Emphasizes a word (typically italic)
<strong></strong> Emphasizes text (typically bold)
<font size=?></font> Sets size of font, from 1 to 7
<font color=?></font> Sets font color, using name or hex value
<a href="URL"></a> Anchors a hypertext link
<a href="mailto:EMAIL">  
Creates a mailto link
<a name="NAME"></a> Creates a target location within a document
<a href="#NAME"></a> Links to that target location from elsewhere in the document
<p> Inserts a paragraph break
<p align=?> Aligns a paragraph to the left, right, or center
<br> Inserts a line break
Indents text from both sides
<dl></dl> Creates a definition list
<dt> Precedes each definition term
<dd> Precedes each definition
Creates a numbered list. 
Precedes each list item, and adds a number
Creates a bulleted list. 
Precedes each list item, and adds the bullet
<img src="name"> Inserts an image file
<img src="name" align=?> Aligns an image: left, right, center; bottom, top, middle
<img src="name" border=?> Sets size of border around an image
<hr> Places a horizontal rule
<hr size=?> Sets size (height) of rule
<hr width=?> Sets width of rule, in percentage or absolute value
<table></table> Defines a table
<tr></tr> Sets off each row in a table
<td></td> Sets off each cell in a row
<th></th> Sets off the table header
 Table Attributes
<table border=#> Adds borders to separate rows and columns in table
<table cellspacing=#> Sets amount of space between table cells
<table cellpadding=#> Sets amount of space between a cell's border and its contents
<table width=# or %> Sets width of table - in pixels or as a percentage of document width
<tr align=?> or <td align=?> Sets alignment for cell(s) (left, center, or right)
<tr valign=?> or <td valign=?> Sets vertical alignment for cell(s) (top, middle, or bottom)
<td colspan=#> Sets number of columns a cell should span (default=1)
<td rowspan=#> Sets number of rows a cell should span (default=1)
<td nowrap> Prevents the lines within a cell from being broken to fit
<frameset></frameset> Replaces the <body> tag for pages using frames
<frameset rows="value,value"> Defines the rows within a frameset, using number in pixels, or percentage of width
<frameset cols="value,value"> Defines the columns within a frameset, using number in pixels, or percentage of width
<frame> Defines a single frame
<noframes></noframes> Defines what will appear on browsers that don't support frames
 Frames Attributes
<frame src="URL"> Specifies which HTML document should be displayed
<frame name="name"> Names the frame, or region, so it may be targeted by other frames
<frame marginwidth=#> Defines the left and right margins for the frame; must be equal to or greater than 1
<frame marginheight=#> Defines the top and bottom margins for the frame; must be equal to or greater than 1
<frame scrolling=VALUE> Sets whether the frame has a scrollbar; value may equal "yes," "no," or "auto." The default, as in ordinary documents, is auto. 


<frame noresize> Prevents the user from resizing a frame
<form></form> Defines a form
<select name="NAME"></select> 
Creates a pulldown menu.    
Sets off each menu item
<textarea name="NAME" cols=40 rows=8></textarea> Creates a text box area. Columns set the width; rows set the height
<input type="checkbox" name="NAME"> Creates a checkbox. Text follows tag
<input type="radio" name="NAME" value="x"> Creates a radio button. Text follows tag
<input type=text name="hello" size=20> Creates a one-line text area. Size sets length, in characters.
<input type="submit" value="NAME"> Creates a Submit button
<input type="image" border=0 name="NAME" src="name.gif"> Creates a Submit button using an image
<input type="reset"> Creates a Reset button