Quick Guide to HTML [Faculty or Student]


HTML is a markup language for structuring web page content.

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Write common html codes

  • Seek further assistance

Write Common Codes

The following example has the minimum amount of tags required to create a HTML document.

  • <html>

  • <head>

  • <title>

  • <body>

Below is an example of some common tags and format of an HTML document.


If you are interested in styling HTML documents (such as changing colors, backgrounds, size, font, etc), take a look at the Cascading Style Sheet tutorial found here: http://w3schools.com/css/default.asp


HTML Tag Samples (with text):

Resulting Text (as viewed in a browser):






Header 1


Header 4

<p>Paragraph break</p>

Paragraph break

Line break <br/>New Item

Line break

New Item

Use the anchor tag to create a <a href=“http://www.isu.edu”>link</a> to another location, such as the ISU homepage

Use the anchor tag to create a link to another location, such as the ISU homepage

An image tag. <img src=“bug.jpg" />

An image tag

An Unordered List:





  • Item

  • Item

An Ordered List:


<li>Item one</li>

<li>Item two</li>


  1. Item one

  2. Item two


Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance, please contact the ITRC at (208) 282-5880 or itrc@isu.edu

For more information, please visit w3schools.com


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