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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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:iconaccaliathefox:
AccaliaTheFox Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  New member
IT HEEEEEELLPED
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:iconnovclow:
Novclow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for making this journal >___<
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:iconyellowbreeze2:
yellowbreeze2 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student
tnx
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:iconicedragon3001:
IceDragon3001 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Professional Digital Artist
:iconshaplz:
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:iconfreexheart657:
FreeXheart657 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
Now I can finally do it, thank you, my dear
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:iconlol-extended:
LOL-EXTENDED Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
or for bold italics and underline, just do ctrl+ b, ctrl+ I, and ctrl+ u
lol keyboard shortcuts
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:iconscarlettedeath:
ScarletteDeath Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
lol
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:iconlol-extended:
LOL-EXTENDED Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:D

Helpfulness thanks. :D
testing testing 1 2 3
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:iconjust-call-me-j:
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist
How do you remove formatting? Like if I wanted to explain how to format without it happening.
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:iconscarlettedeath:
ScarletteDeath Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
the easiest way to avoid it you can include a simple code that's easy to remember such as <i></i> in between the code, for example: <<i></i>b>text</b>
just put it after the first less than sign you're using and maybe even in the closing tag, just to be sure :)
i suggest you write the whole code and then just paste it wherever you need it to avoid confusion (you should see what my code for what i've shown you looks like haha, it's a mess)
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:iconjust-call-me-j:
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist
:facepalm: I probably could have thought of that. Oh well. At least I know it now :)

And lol I'll bet it's quite the mess.
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:iconarodotethefox:
ArodoteTheFox Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no 
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:iconteamlpsandacnl:
teamlpsandacnl Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2015  Professional Artist
:iconlimpurtikles:
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:iconnine-inch-n41l5:
Nine-Inch-N41L5 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconhappyplz:
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:iconluvsondash:
LuvSonDash Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist
I need help! when u submit art it says "enter text' like when u want to write a story, u want to add a picture on top but it ont let u, how do i do that?
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:iconxc0b4lt:
xC0B4LT Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
uwu thank you so much for this
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:iconidentical-identity:
Identical-Identity Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! This really helped! :happybounce: 
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:icongroovygillian:
groovygillian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconbucket200608:
Bucket200608 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Thanks!:D
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:iconscarlettedeath:
ScarletteDeath Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
;) 
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:iconbucket200608:
Bucket200608 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
TESTING AGAIN!!!!SORRY IF I BOTHERED YOU!!!!!
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:iconscarlettedeath:
ScarletteDeath Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
there's a preview button 
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:iconbucket200608:
Bucket200608 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Oh.Sorry.
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:iconscarlettedeath:
ScarletteDeath Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
np, just wanted to let you know it's easier that way
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Bucket200608 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2015
yayayayayayaya Testing
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:iconmissticci:
MissTicci Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hi. Bye.

I only really know two off by heart and they're strike and code


:P
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:iconrussetpelt-07:
Russetpelt-07 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<h6>testing</h6>
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:iconvulpesrune:
Vulpesrune Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Headings don't work in comments
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:iconrussetpelt-07:
Russetpelt-07 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I kind of figured that out 2 days ago :P
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:iconshadowdrakkon:
ShadowDrakkon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is incredibly helpful, thank you very much.
I had always found it more difficult to remember how to make clickable text, but when I had seen this, I immediately knew that this would be my go-to guide (so-to-speak) for HTML on DeviantART.
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Garry-Guertena Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
~just tesing~
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:iconapril-kun-x3:
April-kun-X3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student

 sup
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:iconapril-kun-x3:
April-kun-X3 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 1, 2015  Student
haii
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:iconmochaai:
MoCHAai Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial!
Just testing a little...

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3
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:iconangie0dah0hushpuppy:
angie0dah0hushpuppy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful
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:iconsavannaegoth:
SavannaEGoth Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is handy.
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:icongoodranite:
Goodranite Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
spooky
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:iconpizza-alchemist:
pizza-alchemist Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
just testin
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:iconzeecht:
Zeecht Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for doing this! <3
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:iconotakumangamagician:
OtakuMangaMagician Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconmocris:
Mocris Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you!
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Projectben2014 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student General Artist
thnx  Clem Epic face Clem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic faceClem Epic face
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Kiro-Art Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I can't add an image to the top of it when i edit it :U
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:iconcookie-pelt:
Cookie-Pelt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool thx! 
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:iconaidendrew:
AidenDrew Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Awesome 
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:iconshinayuuki:
ShinaYuuki Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
how do you do this..

Like you put a picture in your page then when you click in that picture it sends you to other pages like if I put facebook logo and I want it to go to my facebook page...
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:iconrabbittzy:
RabbitTZY Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  New member Student Artist
I think you can use this:
 <a href="HERE PUT YOUR Facebook LINK"> <img src="http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/212/0/6/facebook_by_mr_emoo-d59bu9d.png" /> </a>
I got it by here: www.deviantart.com/art/Faceboo…
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:iconthetechnotoast:
TheTechnoToast Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The div align="center" tag used to work on images, so did float="left"... But it's all broken now Really Sad 
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