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Webpage DOCTYPE Declarations Explained
DOCTYPE is a declaration that should appear as the first line in your webpage code. It defines the standard to which your webpage is coded, and provides information to the browser as to how the code should be interpreted. Make sure your webpage's doctype matches it's coding standard. More ...

HTML abbr and acronym Tag
The abbr and acronym tags allow you to give information about the meaning of an abbreviation or acronym used in your text without disrupting the flow of text by placing the information directly in the text. This is done by putting the information in the tag's title attribute. The browser will then display the information as a tooltip. More ...

Adding Space Around an Image
With the html hspace and vspace attributes you can control the space around an image. Although these attributes were deprecated in HTML 4.01, they still work in all modern browsers. More ...

The HTML BODY tag
Two common body tag attributes are leftmargin and topmargin. Another common body tag attribute is bgcolor. The body tag background attribute can be used to set a webpage's background to a texture or image. The bgproperties attribute set with the value fixed causes the tiled background image to remain stationary while the webpage text is scrolled. More ...

Use HTML Target Attribute to Specify Where to Open Document
The target attribute, originally created to work with frames, now deprecated, is used to specify where to load a document. More ...

Nesting HTML Lists
Nesting a list means that a list item can be another list. As long as you keep your tags straight you can nest list within list, within list, and just keep on nesting. More ...

Setting the Number of Items Visible in a Select List
An HTML Select list is a form control used to create a drop-down list of items from which the user can select. The select list can appear as a drop-down list, or by setting its size property it can appear as a scrolling list. More ...

The HTML Head Tag
This article describes the structure of a webpage document and the html head tag. More ...

Code For a Basic 2-Column Fluid Webpage Layout
In this article, I provide simple code for a 2-column webpage that does not use a table, but does use some of the latest HTML5 semantic elements. One nice thing about this design, besides the fact that it uses minimal html code, is that it creates a fluid layout. More ...

Radio Button Basics
A radio button is a type of input element for a form. A radio button is similar to a checkbox except that when a user clicks a radio button that is part of a group, the previously selected radio button automatically de-selects. In other words, radio buttons in a group are mutually exclusive. More ...

HTML Blockquote Basics
You have probably seen webpages that display a quote from the article, but taken out of the flow of the article text. The html blockquote element is easy to use and can be used break up the monotony of paragraphs of text and give your webpage a more professional look. More ...

Form Input Labels
Using the label element with your form input elements rather than just placing text next to them is a good idea that makes your web site more accessible. More ...


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