HTML Tags are instructions we provide to a web browser. These Tags define certain sections of a web page.
In other words, Designers (like yourself) use HTML Tags to create web pages. A Web Page is made up of HTML Tags, the building blocks of the page.
The Layout is made up of a bunch of div tags. Each div tag creates a box on the page. We use several div tags to create just one layout......unless you use HTML5.... in that case, you will use very few div tags. But the point remains the same..... the structures on a web page are created from HTML Tags.
We use CSS to position, format, and design the HTML Tags. Because of CSS, we have far fewer HTML Tags to learn!! wahoo!
HTML Tags occur in pairs: A start tag and an end tag. <div> and </div>
Only a few exceptions exist: <hr> is an empty tag because it does not have an end tag. The same is true for <br> and <img>.
NOTE: HTML Tags are also referred to as HTML Elements.
Below you will find the most common HTML Tags. (realize, this is not a complete list of all tags that exist. these are just the important ones!!)
You will learn many more HTML tags beyond this list, however, this list represents the group of HTML Tags you will need to learn first.