Basic Signature Tags
The body tag <body>,which should appear after <html>, introduces the body of the document and occupies the remainder of the document. It must then end with a closing</body> tag.
Some sample color values are shown in the Font Color section below.
Color names can be used wherever colors can be used( in the BGCOLOR and TEXT attributes ) provided these valid colors
Aqua, Black, Blue, Fuchsia, Gray, Green, Lime, Maroon, Navy, Olive, Purple, Red, Silver, Teal,Yellow, and White.
The BGCOLOR attribute may be added when using the BACKGROUND attribute so that a dark TEXT is more visible when writing a message. It is also advisable to use this attribute on a Web Page when using a background in the body tag. This color will be shown while you wait for the background to load and will avoid that yucky grey color.
<body background="URL" bgcolor="white" text="color">
<font> text </font>
The font tag defines text with a smaller or larger font than usual. The normal font size corresponds to 3; smaller values of number will produce a smaller font, and larger values of number will produce a larger font. If number has a sign (for example +2), the font will be changed relative to the BASE FONT which in this case would be 5. A place where you would use a sign preceeding a font size would be when you wanted to control the text size in a Marquee. The signs range from -2 to +4.
The COLOR attribute allows you to change the color of the text. rrggbb is a six digit hexadecimal number with the first two digits specifying the red value, the middle two the green value, and the last two the blue value. Some sample color values:
Color names can also be used in the COLOR attribute. Valid colors, that do not have to be represented in hexadecimal form, are:
Aqua, Black, Blue, Fuchsia, Gray, Green, Lime, Maroon, Navy, Olive, Purple, Red, Silver, Teal, Yellow, and White.
Here is The Professor's color cube where you can get the hexidecimal values for the selected color.
Some sites require the Red Green Blue color code. Cool Text is one of them. You can get the RGB color code from
The Professor's HEX to RGB chart.
<font color="#5EF66E" size="+2">Here is an example of the Font Tag and a Color Attribute</font>
Italic<I> text </I>
The italic tag defines text that should be shown in italics. It can be nested with other idiomatic or typographic tags but some browsers will respect only the innermost tag.
Strong<STRONG> text </STRONG>
The strong tag defines text that should be strongly emphasized -- most browsers will display it in
<TT> text </TT>
The teletype tag defines text that should be shown in a fixed width font and produces a typewritten look. It can be nested with other idiomatic or typographic tags but some browsers will respect only the innermost tag.
The <tt> </tt> tags were used to write this section.
<U> text </U>
The underlined tag defines text that should be shown with a line underneath it. It can be nested with other idiomatic or typographic tags but some browsers will respect only the innermost tag. Many browsers, including some versions of Netscape, do not support this tag.
The background sound tag identifies a .wav, .au, .ram, or.mid resource that will be played when the page is opened. The optional LOOP attribute will cause the resource to be played n times.LOOP="INFINITE" will cause the resource to be played continuously as long as the page is open. Some Web Tv users are using loop="-1" to play the resource continuously. This is a Web Tv tag only and will not function for other browsers. It is better to set the loop at a high value.
This is the code used for the music you are now listening to
<bgsound src="http://d21c.com/leprofesseur/mask .mid" loop="5">
The embed sound tag identifies a .wav, .au, .ram, or.mid resource that will be played when the page is opened. The optional LOOP attribute will cause the resource to be played n times. Using No1 will produce a clickable icon that will activate the resource when selected.
The anchor tag defines either a link or an anchor in a document. The anchor tag must contain either a NAME attribute or an HREF attribute, or both and defines the relationship between this document and the HREF URL.
Here is an example of the
At the beginning of this tutorial The Professor wrote
and at the beginning of the Anchor Section he wrote
Here is an example of the <A HREF tag
<a href="http://www.brownsville.org/"><img src="http://d21c.com/leprofesseur/zoomap.gif" width="125" height="149" alt="zoo map" border="0"></a>
The marquee tag defines a moving piece of text, like a movie marquee.
The ALIGN attribute works like the ALIGN attribute in the IMG tag, setting the location of the surrounding text. "align" can be TOP, BOTTOM, or MIDDLE.
The BEHAVIOR attribute defines the way the text moves. SCROLL means that the text slides into the marquee box and out again, then repeats. SLIDE means that the text slides into the marquee box, stops when it is all in, then repeats. ALTERNATE means that the text bounces back and forth within the marquee box.
The BGCOLOR attribute specifies the color to be used for the background.
The DIRECTION attribute is LEFT or RIGHT and specifies the direction in which the text should move.
The HEIGHT and WIDTH attributes size the marquee box. If n is an absolute number, it is taken to mean pixels; if n is followed by a % sign it is taken to mean a percentage of the width or height (as appropriate) of the screen.
The HSPACE and VSPACE attributes specify a margin to the left and right, or above and below, the marquee box, in pixels.
The LOOP attribute will cause the marquee to scroll n times. LOOP="INFINITE" will cause the marquee to scroll as long as the page is open.
The SCROLLAMOUNT attribute specifies, the amount, in pixels, to move the scrolling text by each time it is drawn.
The SCROLLDELAY attribute specifies the delay, in milliseconds, between drawings.
The Marquee "attributes" may be used singularly or combined provided there is a space between "attributes". And MUST be contained in the opening <MARQUEE> tag.
<strong><font color="#FAF0E6"><marquee align="center" bgcolor="#000000" width="75%" loop="50" behavior="alternate" height="25">This is a marquee</marquee></font></strong>
to restart the Marquee
You must write the following code each time you write a message in order to change the text in the e-mail message area from that which was defined in the Signature Box.
<html><tag of your choice>Your message</close tag of your choice></html>