A miscellany of simple HTML tags

This document illustrates the use of line breaks, italics, boldface, and the horizontal rule.

Don't forget, you can press \ to view the HTML source.

A line break is used when you want to start a new line, but don't want the extra white space that is used to separate paragraphs. Here is an example:

Some Company Inc.
1234 Anywhere Street
Smalltown, NS

Italics and boldface can be used to emphasize text. In theory, the tag for emphasized text can be used. This is considered more "correct" (because it describes the function rather than the appearance), but in practice, not all browsers recognize it.

Finally, the horizontal rule is useful for drawing horizontal lines to separate the parts of your document. Here is an example:

This is often used to separate forms from the rest of the document.