Compose tips

  • Allowed HTML tags: <abbr> <acronym> <address> <bdo> <blockquote> <del> <hr> <img> <ins> <pre> <q> <sub> <sup> <dl> <dt> <dd> <ul> <ol> <li> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <table> <caption> <col> <colgroup> <tbody> <td> <tfoot> <th> <thead> <tr> <b> <big> <cite> <code> <dfn> <em> <i> <kbd> <samp> <small> <strong> <tt> <var> <u> <br>

    This site allows HTML content. While learning all of HTML may feel intimidating, learning how to use a very small number of the most basic HTML "tags" is very easy. This table provides examples for each tag that is enabled on this site.

    For more information see W3C's HTML Specifications or use your favorite search engine to find other sites that explain HTML.

    Tag DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
    Abbreviation<abbr title="Abbreviation">Abbrev.</abbr>Abbrev.
    Acronym<acronym title="Three-Letter Acronym">TLA</acronym>TLA
    No help provided for tag address.
    No help provided for tag bdo.
    Block quoted<blockquote>Block quoted</blockquote>
    Block quoted
    Deleted<del>Deleted</del>Deleted
    No help provided for tag hr.
    No help provided for tag img.
    Inserted<ins>Inserted</ins>Inserted
    Preformatted<pre>Preformatted</pre>
    Preformatted
    Quoted inline<q>Quoted inline</q>Quoted inline
    Subscripted<sub>Sub</sub>scriptedSubscripted
    Superscripted<sup>Super</sup>scriptedSuperscripted
    Definition lists are similar to other HTML lists. <dl> begins the definition list, <dt> begins the definition term and <dd> begins the definition description.<dl> <dt>First term</dt> <dd>First definition</dd> <dt>Second term</dt> <dd>Second definition</dd> </dl>
    First term
    First definition
    Second term
    Second definition
    Unordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ul> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ul>
    • First item
    • Second item
    Ordered list - use the <li> to begin each list item<ol> <li>First item</li> <li>Second item</li> </ol>
    1. First item
    2. Second item
    Header<h1>Title</h1>

    Title

    Header<h2>Subtitle</h2>

    Subtitle

    Header<h3>Subtitle three</h3>

    Subtitle three

    Header<h4>Subtitle four</h4>

    Subtitle four

    Header<h5>Subtitle five</h5>
    Subtitle five
    Header<h6>Subtitle six</h6>
    Subtitle six
    Table<table> <tr><th>Table header</th></tr> <tr><td>Table cell</td></tr> </table>
    Table header
    Table cell
    No help provided for tag caption.
    No help provided for tag col.
    No help provided for tag colgroup.
    No help provided for tag tbody.
    No help provided for tag tfoot.
    No help provided for tag thead.
    Bolded<b>Bolded</b>Bolded
    No help provided for tag big.
    Cited<cite>Cited</cite>Cited
    Coded text used to show programming source code<code>Coded</code>Coded
    No help provided for tag dfn.
    Emphasized<em>Emphasized</em>Emphasized
    Italicized<i>Italicized</i>Italicized
    No help provided for tag kbd.
    No help provided for tag samp.
    No help provided for tag small.
    Strong<strong>Strong</strong>Strong
    No help provided for tag tt.
    No help provided for tag var.
    Underlined<u>Underlined</u>Underlined
    By default line break tags are automatically added, so use this tag to add additional ones. Use of this tag is different because it is not used with an open/close pair like all the others. Use the extra " /" inside the tag to maintain XHTML 1.0 compatibilityText with <br />line breakText with
    line break

    Most unusual characters can be directly entered without any problems.

    If you do encounter problems, try using HTML character entities. A common example looks like &amp; for an ampersand & character. For a full list of entities see HTML's entities page. Some of the available characters include:

    Character DescriptionYou TypeYou Get
    Ampersand&amp;&
    Greater than&gt;>
    Less than&lt;<
    Quotation mark&quot;"
  • Lines and paragraphs are automatically recognized. The <br /> line break, <p> paragraph and </p> close paragraph tags are inserted automatically. If paragraphs are not recognized simply add a couple blank lines.