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HTML Elements and Attributes that Control the Visual Format, Style, Structure and Font of Text

Below is a list of the most commonly used*** html element tags that control the text on the webpage.

Note: Some attributes listed below have been depreciated in favor of Cascading Style Sheets.

Controls Visual Format, Style, Structure and Font of Text
ElementOpening TagAttributesClosing TagDescription
center<center>deprecated</center>Visual format - centers content on webpage
b<b> </b>Text style - text with bold format
i<i> </i>Text style - text with italic format
sub<sub> </sub>Text style - places text below regular line of text
sup<sup> </sup>Text style - places text above regular line of text
u<u>depreciated</u>Text style - text will be underlined
blockquote<blockquote> </blockquote>Text structure - defines a section to be indented from both the left and right margins
br<br>clear="position"NoneText structure - forces text to end and starts text on the next line

align - set to left, right or all
em<em> </em>Text structure - text with emphasis format
p<p>align="position"OptionalText structure -
Specifies start and end of paragraph
Forces a space between paragraphs

align - set to left, center or right
strong<strong> </strong>Text structure - text with strong format
font<font>depreciated

face="?"
size="?"
color="color"
</font>Text font modification - controls the typeface (font) on your webpage

face - name of font
size - size of font
color - color of font**
***A complete list of html element tags can be found at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website.
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/index/elements.html
**Color can be set using color names (red, black, etc) or RGB color codes or hexidecimal color codes.




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