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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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:iconblazingflre:
BlazingFlre Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblazingflre: Oooh Magic
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:iconhazard-king:
hazard-king Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bold?
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0rganic-Trash Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Student General Artist
insert text here
 
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:icondarquethoughts:
DarqueThoughts Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
So useful; thanks so much! :-)
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Baileyhearts Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! aDHhioghdw9UH9
I have been looking for someething like this! I always wondered how people got their pages so nice looking.
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:iconopaldeerling:
OpalDeerling Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :love: 
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:icongeneralblazing9284:
GeneralBlazing9284 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
Hm,


I wish that worked in my dA ID..
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:iconthe-penguin-ozzy:
The-Penguin-Ozzy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  New Deviant
OOC: Thank you so much for this!
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:iconwolftie76:
wolftie76 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do buttons work? or how do people do stuff you can click on?
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:icongeneralblazing9284:
GeneralBlazing9284 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
If you want a link to lead somewhere just as text, use this: < a href="Link URL" >What you want to call it< /a > (Take out the space between < and a at the beginning. Take out the space between " and > near the beginning. Take out both spaces at the end.)

It works basically anywhere.

As for a button, I think it's the same, I haven't used one in so long, they 95% of the time have the code in the description anyways.

I hope that wasn't too complicated..
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Cemhta Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont understand why i made that link and it is showing all the text of the link instead of the word with the link, i removed the spaces 
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:iconwolftie76:
wolftie76 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks and no it wasnt too complicated! it helped me thanks
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:iconrei-kaa:
rei-kaa Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Twitter

just testing because "span" shows in the journal entry and idk what went wrong :<
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:iconrei-kaa:
rei-kaa Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
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:iconsrealy:
Srealy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this ❤❤❤❤ Im so thankful, this is very helpful!!
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JessicaWongzZ Featured By Owner Edited Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist
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JessicaWongzZ Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist
hi
 
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:iconlaszl:
Laszl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
Thank You so much for this :heart:
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:iconyellingpotatoes:
YellingPotatoes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a test...
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:iconstellagallery:
StellaGallery Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much
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:iconkiyachu:
Kiyachu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
testing....:)
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CataTheKitten Featured By Owner Edited May 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfarhanrizal:
farhanrizal Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist
Beautifully concise and straight to the point.
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:icondrawingattentions:
DrawingAttentions Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Omaigoodness! This has been so helpful and I just started out today!

You're a gem for sharing this! :happybounce: Clap 

//Hands you a cookie Araceli and Scorpy gif XD  
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:iconrewdius:
Rewdius Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Some additional HTML code you should include ..........
(NOTE: It's crucial to place HTML code within the correct location of the text to get a nice looking output.)
An unordered list (with bullets)
<ul>
<li>Coffee</li>
<li>Tea</li>
<li>Milk</li>
</ul>
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Milk

An ordered (numbered) list
<ol>
<li>Coffee</li>
<li>Tea</li>
<li>Milk</li>
</ol>
  1. Coffee
  2. Tea
  3. Milk

Paragraph Breaks
<p>This is<br>a paragraph<br>with line breaks</p>

This is
a paragraph
with line breaks


Abbreviations with floating text
(NOTE: Hover the mouse over the "WHO".  Also, the bold and italic tags were added to visually enhance the abbreviation but are not required.)
The <abbr title="World Health Organization"><b><i>WHO</i></b></abbr> was founded in 1948.
The WHO was founded in 1948.

All references from www.w3schools.com/html/html_ex…

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Alyx-SKat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool!!
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:iconanoymousisheretoask:
AnoymousIsHereToAsk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
trdfgc
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:iconnickster19:
Nickster19 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
bold
italic
underline
strikethrough
link
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:icondjcinnccing:
DjCinnccing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Student Artist
Just practicing
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DjCinnccing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Student Artist
(cool)
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DjCinnccing Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Student Artist
wow
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ArcticSnowy21 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
Thank You for add this tutorial. I found this very helpfull!
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:iconamateurart1st:
AmateurArt1st Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW SMALL CAN THIS BE
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SeastarofEarthclan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I would just like to thank you for this, I use this journal almost every day on here <3


It's super helpful! 
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LeoDaZodiac Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you thank you thank you so much! T^T I've been searching how to do some of these things forever ugh. Bless you ^^
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:iconthaauthor:
ThaAuthor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work
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:iconbeyondtheblock:
beyondtheblock Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
bless your beautiful soul
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Marinaplo Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2018  Student General Artist
This works, I just have a few minor problems with it when working on descriptions or Journals

Like if I use <h1> the whole thing becomes bold

NVM, I figured it out ^_^;
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doolhoofd Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
Wonderful tutorial, helped me a lot, so I faved it.
But you forgot the div align="justify" code to turn text into blocks.
I discovered that today in a tutorial by CypherVisor.
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michaelsboost Featured By Owner Edited Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You should also add how the user can show code.

I'll use the below snippet of mine as an example

Thanks for the :+fav: :happybounce: :hug:

Thanks For The Fav 2 by michaelsboost

Thanks for the :+fav: :happybounce: :hug:

https://michaelsboost.deviantart.com/art/Thanks-For-The-Fav-2-731874692


Here's how I did it.....

Thanks for the :<span>+fav</span>: :<span>happybounce</span>: :<span>hug</span>:

htt<span></span>ps://michaelsboost.deviantart.com/art/Thanks-For-The-Fav-2-731874692

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Jue-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!! :heart:
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AliceMakesSmilesAMS Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
Test 
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CamillaChan02 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YAY!!!!!!!
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TaintedJade Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry but I'm still a little confused. I'm trying to make a link on my story's 1st chapter that'll take you to the next one along with one to the cover for the story (When I finally get it up that is) for those who want to use them, but I still have no idea how to make the link that'll do it. If you could explain in another way how you can do it or even another example on how to, I'd be very grateful. Thank you for your time.
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