Creating Extra Block Headers

Published April 07th 2009
Filed under CSS, HTML

By default, html has 6 predefined headers which can be used by putting the number of the header inside the code around the header like this: <H1>Title</H1> up to <H6>Title</H6>.

These headers all display in block form as default which is invisible until a background is given to the header.

If you’ve run out of headers you can create your own by putting adding css style to your text but when you try doing this, you’ll notice that the custom header won’t display in block form.

To fix this, you need to define the block form in the style. This can be done like this:

<P style=”display: block;”>Text</P>

Following “display: block;” will be the rest of the style you want to give the header such as backgrounds, fonts, font colors and alignment.

Link Targets

Published April 06th 2009
Filed under HTML

There are 4 main targets that a hyper link can use. They are:

  • TARGET=”_blank”
  • TARGET=”_self”
  • TARGET=”_top”
  • TARGET=”_parent”

TARGET=”_blank” is the most useful. It opens the link in a new window or tab depending on the browser in use. TARGET=”_self” opens the link in the current window but is rarely used because omitting the target code altogether will open the link in the current window also so there is no need to put it in.

You can also create your own targets by defining frames on your page with different names which is what TARGET=”_top” and TARGET=”_parent” are similar to. The only difference is Top and Parent are predefined.