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View complete HTML tag reference.
Description HTML Code Result
bold <strong></strong> bold
italic <em></em> italic
ellipsis &hellip;
em dash (used to create a break in a sentence) &mdash;
en dash (not the same as a hyphen, it means through ex: Jan 1–20 ) &ndash;
paragraph <p></p> adds a break before and after content with extra space above and below  (only use around text that is a paragraph)
div <div></div> adds a break before and after content with no extra space above and below (can be used to apply a style to content)
span <span></span> does not add a break or extra space above and below content (can be used to apply a style to text that's in the middle of a line of text)
break <br /> or <br> adds a break before and after content (using <br /><br /> will add a blank line)

Self Closing Tags

Self-closing tags do not have an end tag. Instead, they are closed by placing a forward slash, with a space before it, at the end of the opening tag.

<img /> <hr /> <br />

Lists

The list below is called an unordered list and begins each list item with a bullet (•). To create a numbered list, change <ul></ul> to <ol></ol>.

<ul>
  <li>Beef</li>
  <li>Pork</li>
  <li>Lamb</li>
</ul>
Result:
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
To create a list inside of a list item, put the code for the list inside the list items start and end tags <li></li>.

<ul>
  <li>Beef
	<ul>
	  <li>ribs</li>
	  <li>roast</li>
	  <li>steak</li>
	</ul>
  </li>
  <li>Pork</li>
  <li>Lamb</li>
</ul>
Result:
  • Beef
    • ribs
    • roast
    • steak
  • Pork
  • Lamb

Links

<a href="page"></a>
Attribute Result
rel="nofollow" prevents Google Bot from following link
target="_blank" opens page in a new window or tab

Grids

See WDN Bands

HTML Comment

<!-- contents in here will not display on the page --> 

Images

The code below adds a border around an image with a caption under it.

<figure class="wdn-frame">
  <img src="image.jpg" alt="image description" />
  <figcaption>image caption</figcaption>
</figure>
The code below does the same as above but aligns the image and caption to the right so that text can wrap around it.

<div style="width: 40%; float: right; margin-left: 2em;">
  <figure class="wdn-frame">
    <img src="image.jpg" alt="image description" />
    <figcaption>image caption</figcaption>
  </figure>
</div>

Bookmarks

Bookmarks allow you to click a link to jump down do a specific place on a page.

First create the bookmark at the place on the page where you want the link to jump to by adding an id in a tag.

<h2 id="beef">Beef Section</h2>
Next add a link at the top of the page to the bookmark by adding the id's value preceded by # in the link.

<a href="#beef">Go to Beef Section</a>


If linking to a bookmark from a different page, include the link to the bookmark page with # and the id value on the end.

<a href="https://animalscience.unl.edu/meats#beef">Go to Beef Section</a>

or <a href="meats#beef">Go to Beef Section</a>

Copy/Paste from Word

To copy and paste from Microsoft Word, use the 'Paste from Word' option in the WYSIWYG editor. This will strip any excess code Word may add to the document and leads to less HTML errors in Web Audit.

Paste from Word option

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