HTML Building blocks

An HTML document consist of its basic building blocks which are:

  • Tags: An HTML tag surrounds the content and apply meaning to it. It is written between < and > brackets.
  • Attribute: An attribute in HTML provides extra information about the element, and it is applied within the start tag. An HTML attribute contains two fields: name & value.


<tag name  attribute_name= " attr_value"> content </ tag name>   
  • Elements: An HTML element is an individual component of an HTML file. In an HTML file, everything written within tags are termed as HTML elements.


<!DOCTYPE html>  
    <title>The basic building blocks of HTML</title>  
       <h2>The building blocks</h2>  
       <p>This is a paragraph tag</p>  
       <p style="color: red">The style is attribute of paragraph tag</p>  
       <span>The element contains tag, attribute and content</span>