How to Work with Simple <head> and <body> Elements
In this how-to, you'll learn about the two main parts of an HTML document.
At it's simplest, an HTML document contains what can
be thought of as a skeleton — the main structure of the page.
It looks like this:
<!DOCTYPE HTML> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title></title> </head> <body> </body> </html>
Every HTML document contains two main parts: the
element and the
<head> element contains content that is
not displayed on the page itself. Some of the elements
commonly found in the
- Title of the page (
<title>). Browsers typically show the title in the "title bar" at the top of the browser window.
- Meta tags, which contain descriptive information about
the page (
functionality and interactivity to to a page (
- References (or links) to external style sheets (
<body> element contains all the content
that appears on the page itself. Tags that can be placed
within the scope of body tag will be covered in other how-tos.