Exploring HTML Tags: Lists and Links


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Hello there! Today, we're going to talk about some cool stuff in the world of web design—HTML tags!

Lists: Making Information Organized

Imagine you want to make a list of your favorite fruits. HTML helps you do that neatly with list tags. There are two types of lists: ordered and unordered.

Ordered List (OL)

Let's start with the ordered list. It's like making a to-do list. You put numbers in front of your items to show their order. Here's how you do it:


See, it's like saying, "First, I like apples. Second, I like oranges," and so on. You can also change the numbers to Roman numerals or letters if you want. Just like changing your list style.

Unordered List (UL)

Now, let's talk about the unordered list. It's like a list of things without any order. You use bullet points to make it look nice. Here's how you do it:


See, no numbers here! Just simple bullet points. It's like saying, "I like apples, and I also like oranges," without any specific order.

Describing Things: Definition List

Ever used a dictionary? HTML can help you make a list of words and what they mean. We call this a "definition list." You have three special tags to do this:

  • <dl> is the start of your list.

  • <dt> is where you put your word or term.

  • <dd> is where you write what it means.

Here's how you create a definition list:

    <dd>is a markup language.</dd>
    <dd>is a programming language and platform.</dd>
    <dd>is a scripting language.</dd>

It's like making your own little dictionary. You put the word, and right next to it, you explain what it means. Simple, right?

Now, let's talk about links. Links are like magic doors that take you to different places on the internet. You use the <a> tag to create links.

Here's how you make a link:

<a href="https://www.example.com" target="_blank">Visit Example</a>
  • <a> is the start of your link.

  • href is where you put the web address you want to go to.

  • target="_blank" makes the link open in a new window or tab.

  • "Visit Example" is the text you click on.

It's like saying, "Hey, let's visit this cool website!" and when you click on the text, you magically go there.


And that's it! You've learned how to make lists, describe things, and create links with HTML. It's like having superpowers for building web pages. So, go ahead and have fun with your lists and links. You're on your way to becoming a web wizard!

Keep exploring and creating. The internet is full of amazing things waiting for you.

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