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Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking. :)

deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place? :dummy:

You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.

Some basic html



:bulletorange:Bold text: <b>insert text here</b>

:pointr: Result: Example text
:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments, news articles, notes and probably everywhere.

:bulletyellow:Italic text: <i>insert text here</i>

:pointr: Result: Example text
:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments, news articles, notes and probably everywhere.

:bulletorange:Underlined text: <u>insert text here</u>

:pointr: Result: Example text
:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments, news articles, notes and probably everywhere.

:bulletyellow:Strike: <strike>insert text here</strike>

:pointr: Result: Example text
:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments, news articles, notes and probably everywhere.

:bulletorange:Subscript: <sub>insert text here</sub>

:pointr: Result: Example text
:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments, news articles, notes and probably everywhere.

:bulletyellow:Superscript: <sup>insert text here</sup>

:pointr: Result: Example text
:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments, news articles, notes and probably everywhere.

:pointr:Also, it's good to know: You can use <sup> and <sub> as many times you want to make your text even smaller. <sub><sub><sub><sub>insert text here</sub></sub></sub></sub>
:pointr:Result: Tiny text

:bulletorange:Small text: <small>insert text here</small>

:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments and notes.

:bulletyellow:Blockquote: <blockquote>insert text here</blockquote>

:pointr: Result:
Example text

:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments, news articles, notes and probably everywhere.

:bulletorange:Centering text: <div align="center">insert text here


:pointr:Result:
Example text

:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs and news articles. It won't work in notes, comments and artist's comments. It used to work in artist's comments, but for some reason, it doesn't any more.
:pointr:Also, it's good to know: you can replace "center" with "right" ("left" would be useless since it's default.)

:pointr:Result:
Example text

:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments, news articles.

:bulletyellow:Horizontal line: <hr>

:pointr:Result:

:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments, news articles and notes.

Font size - headings



:bulletorange:Headings:Since you can't actually change the font size with normal font size html codes, you'll need to use headings. There are 6 headings types:
<h1>Example text</h1>
<h2>Example text</h2>
<h3>Example text</h3>
<h4>Example text</h4>
<h5>Example text</h5>
<h6>Example text</h6>

:pointr:Result:

Example text


Example text


Example text


Example text


Example text

Example text



:new::pointr: This code will work in (premium) journals, news articles, artist's comments and special boxes on user's profile. It will not work in comments.


:bulletyellow:Code: Used for defining computer code, but deviants just use it to change their font. <code>Insert text here</code>

:pointr:Result: Example text
:pointr:This html code will work pretty much everywhere, I think. I don't use it that often so I'm not sure, but considering the popularity of it, I think it works everywhere.




Links and photos



:bulletorange:Including links to pages: <a href="insert url here">text that will be clickable</a>

:pointr: Result: Here's a link to deviantART
:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's comments, news articles, but will not work in group notes.

:bulletyellow:Including photos: <a href="Insert link to the page where the photo is originally coming from"><img src="Insert link to photo"></a>
:pointr:This html code will work in: Premium journal entries, Super group blogs, custom boxes.

:bulletorange:Using big thumbs: <a href="Insert link address here"><img src="Insert Image URL here" width="Insert the desired width of the photo"></a>
:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries (for premium members only), Super group blogs and custom boxes.

:pointr:To copy a link address, you need to go to the page of the photo you want to link and copy the address in the address bar of your browser. To copy image URL, you need to right click on the photo itself and select Copy image location if you use Firefox or something that implies that you're copying the location of the photo if you're using other browsers. The maximum size of a dA thumbnail is 150×150 which is rather small. Using 300 or 400 or even 500 pixels won't ruin your profile page if you're planning to use this in a journal, but bigger sizes will. The photos might even be cropped, depending on the size of your monitor and the size of the thumb.

:bulletyellow:Description pop-up:You can also include little pop-up text to your links by using this code:
<acronym title="popup text"><a href="insert url here">text that will be clickable</a></acronym>

:pointr:Result: deviantART




Combining codes



:bulletorange:You can also combine as many codes as you want. Let's say that the letter A is a start code and /A is the end code, and B is a different code that ends with /B, the same thing goes for C - /C and D - /D. The correct closing order goes like this: A B C D insert text here /D/C/B/A.
For example; here's a subscripted text that's bold, underlined, strike, italic, centerd and contains a link:
This won't be easy to read, but you get the point. Here's a link to dA again.


My code for this was:
<div align="center"><sub><b><i><u><strike>This won't be easy to read, but you get the point. <a href="www.deviantart.com/">Here's a link to dA again.</a></strike></u></i></b></sub></div>

I just wanted to show you all how ridiculously long and confusing this looks but it's really, really easy so don't be afraid of it. :nod:




Special characters



Here is the link to the special characters that you will probably use rarely. On the other hand, if you're ever planing to create a plz account or if you need to demonstrate html, these are the most common ones that you'll use:

:bulletyellow:Less-than sign: &lt;
:pointr:Result: <

:bulletorange:More-than sign: &gt;
:pointr:Result: >

:bulletyellow:Colon &#58;
:pointr:Result: :

Thumbs and username and icon tags



This isn't really html, but you'd be surprised how many people doesn't know how this works.

:bulletorange:Usernames: :devusername:, e.g. :devshaplz:
:pointr:Result: Shaplz

:bulletyellow:User icons: :iconusername: (that's how the plz accounts work), e.g. :iconshaplz:
:pointr:Result: :iconshaplz:

:pointr:You can also use these for linking groups.

:bulletorange:Thumbnails:Including thumbnails is very easy because all you need to do is copy the code located on the right side of each deviation. It's under "Share" part of the deviations, below groups and above "Details" and "Statistics".
There is a "Thumb" box with the code that usually looks something like this :thumb208669995:
:pointr:Result: Example by ScarletteDeath

Remember


:bulletyellow: It's very important to close your tags with "</>" because the rest of the text will have the same effect like the one you wanted to point out.

:bulletorange: Also, always hit "preview" button before you post a comment/journal entry/etc. no matter how sure you are you got it right.

:bulletyellow: If a deviant gets carried away with <sub> or <sup> tags, remember to


keep calm
and
zoom the page



:bulletorange: Remember that nobody knows all the tags by heart so don't be afraid to fave this article and visit whenever you need. ;)

:bulletyellow: If you ever need some help with html, remember that Google is your friend.

:bulletorange: If you know some other html codes that can be used on dA, feel free to share them. I never said I knew everything about this, I'm just here to share my knowledge. :aww:

I hope this helped! :wave:

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:iconzephdatdog:
ZephDatDog Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! this was extremely useful! although im still a bit wonky on the combination thing, lol. also. if i were to make a custom link for say my journal, but also make it bigger and in the center, how could i code that??
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:iconk0useki:
K0USEKI Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you use pop up tags on images?
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:iconangelhart79:
Angelhart79 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. This is very helpful! I am a real newbie in html so this helps a lot.
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:iconstar12jewel:
Star12Jewel Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  New Deviant Student Filmographer
thank you :)

i will be testing :P
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:iconianwh:
ianwh Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the useful information
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:iconfairysubsteam:
FairySubsTeam Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
COOL
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:iconhayleyofarendelle:
hayleyofarendelle Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconhayleyofarendelle:
hayleyofarendelle Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
good nite   
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:iconbrightberry:
Brightberry Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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:iconjamiue:
Jamiue Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
insert text here for testing 
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:iconatailsfan:
ATailsFan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Fail :(
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:iconatailsfan:
ATailsFan Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It appear I can do it now! Thanks! :thumb208669995:
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:iconask-toy-chica-2015:
Ask-Toy-Chica-2015 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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:iconthe-nerdy-jellybean:
The-Nerdy-Jellybean Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Its so cute to see new people testing this out, lmao.
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:icondominoclub:
Dominoclub Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Thanks loads
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:iconanonymous-princess:
Anonymous-Princess Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student General Artist
How about this?
< tt>
Tada, new font
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:iconrozensouseiseki:
rozensouseiseki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very useful, thank you so much!
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:iconcremedevanilla:
CremedeVanilla Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so very much for these small guide.
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:iconarceus55:
Arceus55 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gold thanks! ^^
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:iconsharon-lumiere:
Sharon-Lumiere Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is soo cool
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:iconimmortalgemini:
ImmortalGemini Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  New Deviant
THAAANK YOUUU
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:iconeleatheartist:
EleaTheArtist Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know how now xD
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:iconxxcrazykittyxx2:
xxcrazykittyxx2 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Ugh stuff this
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:iconxxcrazykittyxx2:
xxcrazykittyxx2 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Ffffuuuu I can't do it
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:iconskittlekittens:
Skittlekittens Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tests are fun
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:iconjuxtalegal:
JuxtaLegal Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant
Thank you for this!!
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:iconsilver-robin:
Silver-Robin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  New Deviant
OMV THANK YOU SO MUCH
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:iconxxcrazykittyxx2:
xxcrazykittyxx2 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
I used to have that background
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:iconsilver-robin:
Silver-Robin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
nice!
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:iconxxcrazykittyxx2:
xxcrazykittyxx2 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
heehe
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:iconfururuchui:
Fururuchui Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2015  New Deviant
TEST 
omg it work, i never found that this will work cause when i do it it's never work XD
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:iconfururuchui:
Fururuchui Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2015  New Deviant
another TEST just ignore 
:iconfururuchui:
:thumb538283877: it does not work for non premium ugh..
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:iconthepicwather:
ThePicWather Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
ignore this just testing
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:iconwidyadk:
Widyadk Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Artist
i am Widyadk!
 
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:iconyumii-dono:
yumii-dono Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  New Deviant
testing for the last time...

testing for the last  time...
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:iconyumii-dono:
yumii-dono Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  New Deviant
last time i promise


hahho
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:icondark-axion:
dark-axion Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ikr? :D
it's fun to test things out
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:iconyumii-dono:
yumii-dono Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  New Deviant
agreed xD

well, sometimes when i want to write something using html codes, i come here and testing again :) xD
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:iconyumii-dono:
yumii-dono Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  New Deviant
testing again...

this is yumii-dono
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:iconsaphire32:
Saphire32 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student General Artist
:iconshaplz: 

Dank u friend 

I had no idea
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:iconmeteorprince:
meteorprince Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  New Deviant  Digital Artist
Very helpful, thanks a bunch!
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:iconfrozzenhell:
Frozzenhell Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
test
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:iconinsane-sunshine:
InSaNe-SuNsHine Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant do it..
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:iconsprinqbreeze:
Sprinqbreeze Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student
Start A B C D E F G H I J K L M NO P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Finish

what am I doing with my life
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:iconsp0ttish:
Sp0ttish Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow great job
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:iconcokkoa-dono:
cokkoa-dono Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU ARE A LIFESAVER
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:iconeleatheartist:
EleaTheArtist Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconeleatheartist: c:
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:iconeleatheartist:
EleaTheArtist Featured By Owner Edited Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yay i know now wut
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