Basic Rules of the HTML Tag

Any basic HTML tag will follow a couple of simple rules.

  1. All html tags will be enclosed in brackets <  >
  2. With few exceptions, there will be an opening and closing html tag.<>   </>
  3. The html tag is not case sensitive. <html> is the same as <HTML>
  4. Some html tags are required.


  1. The image tag does not use a closing tag <img>

There are other exceptions. Check out our resources for more information.

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12 Basic HTML Tags Tutorial

A basic online tutorial for beginners. Covers the most commonly used HTML tags.