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It is usually nice to start the page with a heading which is bigger than normal. In HTML you can do this using tags. Here's the basic page again;

>My Home Page with a heading</title>

<h1>My Heading</h1>
<P>You write things here...

Click your mouse here to view this new page. Pretty basic isn't it?

Did you notice that the title has changed at the top of the browser. It now says; 'My Home Page with a heading.' Of course, the text written within the <h1></h1> tags is bigger than the rest. If you forget the end tag (</h1>) then you would find that all the text was big. The actual size depends on the browser settings. Here are the heading tags;

<h1>Heading 1</h1>
<h2>Heading 2</h2>
<h3>Heading 3</h3>
<h4>Heading 4</h4>
<h5>Heading 5</h5>
<h6>Heading 6</h6>
<p>This is normal text!</p>

Click here to see them in action!

Hey! What are those <p> tags? How did they sneak in? Earlier we mentioned that you have to tell the browser what to do, these tell it to start a new paragraph. If you don't tell the browser to do this, it will show all the sentences one after the other.

It will recognise a space, but if you do a carriage return, as you normally would with a word processor, the browser will ignore it, and you won't get your new paragraph!

See it in action!

However, the browser does insert a paragraph or carriage return after certain tags, such as headings. Did you notice that a new paragraph was created after the headings even though we didn't put a <p> tag in? See above!

If you use the <p> tag then the next line will begin after a blank line.
(This line would be blank.)
If you want the next line to begin below the current one without a blank line, then you would use <br /> (Called a line break) instead of <p> At the moment, you can write <br> for a line break, but the new way is to write it like this: <br />, that is, with a space and a forward slash.

Well, we have solved most of the really basic questions about making a web page. We can use headings, make paragraphs and create the basic document. Really, we've mad a great deal of progress, however, what about making some text bold etc? Click here to make comments in HTML!

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