An HTML element is a fundamental building block of an HTML document, which defines the structure and content of a web page. HTML elements consist of a start tag, content, and an end tag, as well as any attributes that provide additional information about the element.
Here’s an example of an HTML element:
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>
In this example, the element is a paragraph (
<p>) and it contains the content “This is a paragraph.” The start tag
<p> indicates the beginning of the element, and the end tag
</p> indicates the end of the element.
HTML elements can be nested inside each other, allowing you to create complex structures and layouts. For example:
<div> <h1>Welcome to my website!</h1> <p>This is a paragraph.</p> <ul> <li>List item 1</li> <li>List item 2</li> <li>List item 3</li> </ul> </div>
In this example, the
<div> element contains a heading (
<h1>), a paragraph (
<p>), and an unordered list (
<ul>) that contains three list items (
Understanding HTML elements and their properties is essential for creating well-structured and accessible web pages.
For a complete list of all available HTML tags, visit our HTML Element Reference