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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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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
Awesome ^^
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:iconcuntfettii:
cuntfettii Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist
did it work??
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:iconmeifwamidoni3204:
MeifwaMidoni3204 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
um........... how to do icons like at the start of a line?
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:iconneoprox:
NeoProx Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.
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:iconrebel-night:
Rebel-Night Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This really helped me when i first started coding :) thank you 
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:iconyoshi1337:
Yoshi1337 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think im using too many htmls
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:iconzweieck2:
zweieck2 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
does it really take any html?
So does it take script tags, too, or get they deleted?
Let's find out...
<noscript>This would be displayed if JS was deactivated</noscript>
<script>
document.write('This would be displayed if JS was activated and the tag content executed normally\n');
var n = 1+2;
document.write('1+2 = '+n);
</script>
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:iconzweieck2:
zweieck2 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
So, what about CSS?
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:iconzweieck2:
zweieck2 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Well, here we have the answer.
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:iconhikaruyukihime:
HikaruYukiHime Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2016  Student General Artist
xD I'll try
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:iconsonakii:
Sonakii Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tests
and thank you~
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:iconcrowganiii:
CrowGaniii Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2016
thanks~ 

this is so cool o3o
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:iconxnutellashooterx:
xNutellaShooterx Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!! 






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:icontekilakillkun:
TekilaKillkun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was the thing I was looking for.
Thank you~
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:iconewemad420:
eWeMad420 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
it really helps:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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:icondidi44-rayondesoleil:
Didi44-RayonDeSoleil Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks you so much !!!
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:iconr-ubychild:
r-ubychild Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  New Deviant
thank you o:
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:iconjamesngart:
jamesngart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcinna-cat:
Cinna-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
THANK YOU :D
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:iconwinterberry192:
winterberry192 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooooohhhh coolio
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:iconprinceoracle:
PrinceOracle Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh this is pretty cool
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:iconcinnamonpie29594:
CinnamonPie29594 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
bold
italics
strong
subscript
And normal 
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:iconfaeyriel:
Faeyriel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist

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:iconrainblaze-art:
Rainblaze-Art Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconsaimite:
Saimite Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
oh god thanks
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:iconblazethecat1414:
BlazeTheCat1414 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes.
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:iconaya-chan7:
Aya-Chan7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
:iconaya-chan7:
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:iconsuper4changuyuk:
Super4ChanGuyUK Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  New Deviant
Can Icon do size?
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:iconrifu-kun:
Rifu-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no.
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:iconsuper4changuyuk:
Super4ChanGuyUK Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  New Deviant
Oh alright
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:iconaquitercorona:
AquiterCorona Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I just say your icon works great with your answer.
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:iconsuper4changuyuk:
Super4ChanGuyUK Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Ohh cool
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:iconaquitercorona:
AquiterCorona Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ikr. :>
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:iconsuper4changuyuk:
Super4ChanGuyUK Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New Deviant
Yeah, I guess
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:iconcinnamonpie29594:
CinnamonPie29594 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this! It was very useful!
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:icong03lm:
G03LM Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
I saw a note that a friend sent that had symbols as things jumbled in it. Is that a DA HTML?
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:iconpuffedemilysparkle02:
PuffedEmilySparkle02 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconmouten:
MouTen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016   Digital Artist
thank you! ^^
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:iconenekagerou:
EneKagerou Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
thank me
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:iconviolinblade:
ViolinBlade Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
insert text here
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:iconrainblaze-art:
Rainblaze-Art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
zooming power
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:iconthenarrator-me:
TheNarrator-ME Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thanks so much for making these! They're really helpful!
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:iconkakkoimanga:
KakkoiManga Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
:dance:
<>&#58
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:iconkakkoimanga:
KakkoiManga Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
:
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:iconkakkoimanga:
KakkoiManga Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
&#58
&#58dance&#58
&gt &lt &gt&#58&lt
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:iconbluesplashy:
Bluesplashy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I FINALLY MADE IT TYSM DRBRJMIOYR
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