"Must-know" tag elements for constructing web pages. Not all of these are HTML5...some are from earlier web dialects as well


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  • Defines the dialect of HTML as HTML5

    <!DOCTYPE html>

    Defines the 'brain area' of the web page


    Defines the bulk of the region seen by users


    Defines the scope of the web page


    The highest ranking (largest) heading element


    The lowest ranking (smallest) heading element


    The element used for basic text communication


    Element used to connect an external style sheet


    Element used to access an icon


    Element used to define global information about an HTML document


    Element used to move to a new line


    Element used to insert a picture into a web page


    Element used to move to another web page


    Element used to define a custom region in a web page in a 'block' (vertical) arrangement


    Element used to define a custom region in a web page in an 'inline' (horizontal) arrangement


    Element used to create 'widgits' that a user can interact with, usually to provide the computer with information


    HTML comment structure

    <!-- -->

    Creates a numerical list


    Creates a bulletted list


    An item in a list, despite the type of list


    Puts the core description of the web page in the browser frame, used by search engines, placed in the head of the web page


    Used to declare 'keywords' in a web page


    Used to declare a 'description' of a web page, used to populate a search-engine's results page


    Used to preserve a user's requested format for text, in a monospaced font


    Used to showcase a quote


    Used to provide 'fancy' quotation marks (curly quotes)


    Used to showcase contact information


    Inline element for italics


    Inline element for bolding


    Inline element used to show the exponent in a math expression


    Inline element used to show the 2 in the chemical formula for water: H20


    An example of an 'empty' element used to start a new line


    Used to define abbreviations


    Used to cite a bibliographic citation like a book title


    Used to showcase computer code


    Used for definitions


    Used for generic emphasis, could be confused with a unit of measure for fonts


    Used to show keyboard entries


    Used to mark a sequence of characters (sample) that has no other meaning


    Used to show strong emphasis


    Used to show computer variables


    An _____ element is coded in a block element and doesn't begin on a new line


    Non-breaking space


    Ampersand symbol


    HTML character entity for the '&' symbol


    Provides the masthead area


    Generic region in a page that doesn't indicate the type of content


    A composition like an article in a newspaper


    Region for a list of links


    Region for a sidebar


    Region for footnotes


    Two or more headings that form a composite heading


    Date or time that can be parsed by a browser


    An illustration, diagram, photo, code listing or the like that is referred to from the main content of the document


    Caption that identifies a figure


    Defines a region of styles within the brains area of the web page


    Define a region of computer instructions or references to computer instructions within a web page


    Used to create a 'description list'


    A term in a 'description list'


    A description in a 'description list'


    Used to create placeholders (anchors) with a page


    Used to create an array of rows and columns


    Used to create a row in a table


    Used to create a header cell in a table row or column


    Used to create a 'column' in a table


    Used to create a group of one or more rows into a table header


    Groups the rows between the header and footer into a table body


    Groups one or more rows into a table footer


    Attribute used to merge a group of columns into a single cell


    Attribute used to merge a group of rows into a single cell


    Creates a basic perimeter defining a region for user input; houses the user 'controls'


    Create a special region a user can 'press' that can contain text, formatted text, images, or other HTML elements


    Creates a 'drop-down' list with user options


    Creates choices in a 'drop-down' list


    Defines a group of options in a 'drop-down' list


    Attribute defining what an option returns


    Boolean attribute causing an option to be shown as loaded


    Defines a large region for text input


    Creates a region to identify the type of user input requested


    Creates a visual perimeter around an area (for proximity purposes)


    Creates a label for a fieldset within its perimeter to identify the information therein


    Embeds a media object in a web page


    Provides 'fodder' for the media player used to open a file


    Element often used to provide access to a YouTube video or MP3 file


    Three tags: easiest way to add a video or audio element to your web pages

    <video>, <audio>, <source>

    Used to create drawing regions within a web page


    A ___ element is commonly used to identify a related control in a form. To associate it with a given control, you use the ____ attribute of the label to specify the ___ value of the control.

    <label> ... for ... id

    _____ tags are often (always?) nested in the <map> tag code block and define _____ regions in a base image for ______


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