Most useful HTML elements all Blogspot and WordPress Bloggers should know #Tutorial Part3 – misc Element

Previously we have discussed over the two most important namely span and div elements of HTML. If we have a good enough grip on them then we can design almost anything possible under HTML. I hope you have already enjoyed the two previous posts on this tutorial so lets have a quick look on these following useful miscellaneous HTML elements and their properties.

3. img element:
This is used to embed images on screen. Take a look at the image below

The above image has been embedded via img element. This is the commonly used template for this.

<img src=”YOUR IMAGE URLheight=”Image heightwidth=”Image widthalt=”Alternative textfloat=”left“/>

  • YOUR IMAGE URL :Replace this with the direct link of your image
  • Image height / Image width :Set the height and width of the image. Permissible units are pixels and %-age.
    Like width=”80%” height=”240px”

    • If you want the image to appear at its normal height and width just delete these attributes.
      For ex: <img src=”URL”/>
    • If you want the image to stretch fix the screen then set height and width to be 100%
      For example <img src=”YOUR IMAGE URL” height=”100%” width=”100%”/>

  • Alternative text :This is the alternate text which shall be shown to the browser where image is disabled.
    For example alt=”My image”

  • float=”left” :Permissible values are right and left to make the float on respective side

You can learn more about img elements here @ w3schools

4. p {Paragraph} element:
As the name suggests it is used to define new paragraphs. Take a look at the lines below

Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2

Paragraph 3

This is the basic p element template used

<p style=”text-align: center; color: HEXCODE;”>YOUR TEXT</p>

  • text-align: center :aligns the text. As usual the permissible values are center, left and right
  • color: HEXCODE :You have to place the Hex colour code which you can get from here
    For example: color: #33CC00

  • YOUR TEXT :The HTML styles are applied over this text

The p element is most effectively used to WRAP a span element. For example
Learn more about the Paragraph element here

5. textarea Element:
Well this is not so important but still have a look below

Here is the basic code used for this:

<textarea readonly=”readonly” cols=”25rows=”10“>YOUR TEXT</textarea>

  • readonly=”readonly” :If this is present then the text box will not be editable, like second box. If absent then it will be editable.
    For ex: <textarea cols=”25rows=”10“>YOUR TEXT</textarea>

  • cols/rows :The corresponding numbers set the height and width of the text box. Play with the values to make a textarea of your requirement
  • YOUR TEXT :This text will be wrapped inside the text box

To learn more about textarea head on to this thread on tip-for-new-blogger blog

6. hr {horizontal line} Element:
Hi how are you

Did you noticed the lineeek. Well I hope so! Read on pleaserazz
It can get effective while separating sections from each other especially on long posts. Here is the basic code for this

<hr width=“80%” color=”HEXCODE“/>

  • width=“80%” :Sets the width of the horizontal line.
    • You can set percentage for fluid width.
    • Or you can also use pixel unit for fixed width.
      For example width=200px

  • color=”HEXCODE” :Obviously you need to set the Hex color code which you can generate from here

7. br {Line BRake} element:
The simplest HTML code but useful indeed. Simply insert <br/> where ever you want [Yes where ever] to get a line break there.
Alternately you can also press shift+Enter while editing under COMPOSE mode [of default blogger editor] to get a line break there

That’s it! Remember that you need to put all the codes under Edit HTML mode to work
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