Headings are important in HTML documents.
Headings are defined with the <h1> to <h6> tags.
defines the largest heading. <h6> defines the smallest heading.
<h1>This is a heading</h1>
<h2>This is a heading</h2>
<h3>This is a heading</h3>
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Note: Browsers automatically adds an empty line before and after headings.
Headings Are Important
Use the HTML heading tags for headings only. Don't use headings to make something BIG
Search engines use your headings to index the structure and content of your
Since users may skim your pages by its headings, it is important to use
headings to show the document structure.
H1 headings should be used as main headings, followed by H2 headings, and
less important H3 headings, and so on.
Comments can be inserted in the HTML code to make it more readable and
understandable. Comments are ignored by the browser and not displayed.
Comments are written like this:
<!-- This is a comment -->
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Note: There is an exclamation point after the opening bracket, but not before the closing bracket.
HTML Tip - How to View HTML Source
Have you ever seen a Web page and wondered "Hey! How did they do that?"
To find out, click the VIEW option in your browser's toolbar and
select SOURCE or PAGE SOURCE. This will open a window that shows you the
HTML code of the page.
Examples From This Page
This example demonstrates the tags that display headings in an HTML document.
This example demonstrates how to insert a hidden comment in the HTML source
HTML Tag Reference
When you lookup W3Schools' tag reference, you will see additional information about tags
and their attributes.
You will learn more about HTML tag attributes in the next chapters of this
||Defines an HTML document
|| Defines the document's body
|<h1> to <h6>
|| Defines header 1 to header 6
||Defines a comment
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