The Heading Tags
By Stephen Bucaro
Html provides a set of heading tags that allow you set the size of the text in
your headings and subheadings. The size ranges from <h1> to <h6>. Shown below
is examples of the use of the html heading tags.
<h1>Heading Size 1</h1>
Heading Size 1
<h2>Heading Size 2</h2>
Heading Size 2
<h3>Heading Size 3</h3>
Heading Size 3
<h4>Heading Size 4</h4>
Heading Size 4
<h5>Heading Size 5</h5>
Heading Size 5
<h6>Heading Size 6</h6>
Heading Size 6
<h1> defines the top most heading, <h2> defines the first level subheading,
<h3> defines the second level subheading, and so on. The problem with the heading
tags is that <h1> makes quite a large heading, probably larger than you want. Of course,
you could use <h3> as your top heading, but when search engine robots scan a webpage,
they place a higher value on an <h1> heading than a <h3> heading.
You could solve this problem by nesting a font tag inside the heading tag as shown
below. But don't forget that as the H sizes go up, the character size gets smaller, whereas
as the font size goes up, the character size gets larger.
<h1><font size="4">Heading Size 1</font></h1>
The heading tag has one attribute; align, which can be set to "left", "center", or "right".
You can use this attribute with align="center" as shown below to center your heading.
<h3 align="center">Heading Size 3</h3>
Heading Size 3
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• HTML title Tag
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• HTML Text Tags Basics
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• What is HTML?