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Introduction to HTML - This article is part of a series.
When creating a web page, it’s important to structure the text in a way that is easy to read and understand. HTML provides a variety of tags that can be used to structure text on a web page.
Using HTML Tags to Structure Text #
HTML tags can be used to structure text on a web page, including headings, paragraphs, and lists. By using these tags, you can create a well-organized and easy-to-read web page.
Headings are used to divide the content of a web page into sections. There are six levels of headings, ranging from
<h1> (the largest) to
<h6> (the smallest). Headings are used to indicate the importance of each section of the web page, with
<h1> being the most important and
<h6> being the least important.
<h1>This is a level 1 heading</h1> <h2>This is a level 2 heading</h2> <h3>This is a level 3 heading</h3>
Paragraphs are used to group related text together. They are created using the
tag. Paragraphs are an important part of the structure of a web page, as they help to break up long blocks of text and make the content easier to read.
<p>This is a paragraph of text.</p> <p>This is another paragraph of text.</p>
Formatting Text in HTML #
HTML also provides a variety of tags that can be used to format text on a web page. Some of the most common formatting tags are:
<em>: Emphasizes text by italicizing it.
<strong>: Emphasizes text by bolding it.
<u>: Underlines text.
Semantic HTML also helps to improve the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of a web page by providing meaningful structure to the content. Search engines use HTML tags to understand the content of a web page and to rank it in search results. By using semantic HTML tags, you can help search engines to better understand the content of your web page.
In this lesson, we learned how to use HTML tags to structure text on a web page. Maybe you can start to practice on your own and create a web page with several paragraphs about a topic you like? In the next section, we will take a look at HTML lists. See you there!