Use HTML to solve common problems
The following links point to solutions to common everyday problems you'll need to solve with HTML.
The most basic application of HTML is document structure. If you're new to HTML you should start with this.
Basic text-level semantics
HTML specializes in providing semantic information for a document, so HTML answers many questions you might have about how to get your message across best in your document.
- How to create a list of items with HTML
- How to stress or emphasize content
- How to indicate that text is important
- How to display computer code with HTML
- How to annotate images and graphics
- How to mark abbreviations and make them understandable
- How to add quotations and citations to web pages
- How to define terms with HTML
One of the main reasons for HTML is making navigation easy with hyperlinks, which can be used in many different ways:
Images & multimedia
Scripting & styling
HTML only sets up document structure. To solve presentation issues, use CSS, or use scripting to make your page interactive.
Uncommon or advanced problems
Beyond the basics, HTML is very rich and offers advanced features for solving complex problems. These articles help you tackle the less common use cases you may face:
Forms are a complex HTML structure made to send data from a webpage to a web server. We encourage you to go over our full dedicated guide. Here is where you should start:
Some information, called tabular data, needs to be organized into tables with columns and rows. It's one of the most complex HTML structures, and mastering it is not easy:
- How to represent numeric and code values with HTML — see Superscript and Subscript, and Representing computer code.
- How to use data attributes
Advanced text semantics
- How to take control of HTML line breaking
- How to mark changes (added and removed text) — see the
Advanced images & multimedia
HTML is not monolingual. It provides tools to handle common internationalization issues.