Adding Background Color
Change the background color of your page by adding bgcolor="color" within the tag.
Example: <body bgcolor="yellow">
Again, as was described in the section on changing font color, you can use most standard colors, or use a Hexadecimal Color Code.Creating Lists
There are three types of lists you can create: Unordered, Ordered and Descriptive.Unordered List
An unordered list looks like this:
- North Carolina
An unordered list is a bulleted list initiated by the tag <ul>. The tag <li> (short for List Item) is used before each item in the list. The closing tag </ul> ends the list.
<ul> <li>California <li>Oregon <li>North Carolina </ul>
The type of bullet can be changed to a "circle," "square" or "disc" by adding a specification within the <ul> tag:
<ul type="circle"> <li>California <li>Oregon <li>North Carolina </ul>
<ul type="square"> <li>California <li>Oregon <li>North Carolina </ul>Ordered List
An ordered list looks like this:
An ordered list is a list of items in a logical, numbered order. Use the tags <ol> and </ol> to start and end this kind of list. Again, the <li> tag is used in front of each item.
<ol> <li>oranges <li>grapes <li>cherries </ol>
You can change the type of organization by adding a "type" designation within the <ol> tag.
<ol type="A"> orders the list by capital letters: (A, B, C...)
<ol type="a"> orders the list by small letters: (a, b, c...)
<ol type="I"> orders the list by Roman numerals: (I, II, III...)
<ol type="i"> orders the list by small Roman numerals: (i, ii, iii...)
If you would like to start your ordered list with a specified value, such as "6," use the following "start" and "value" tags:
<ol start=5> <li value=6>Descriptive Lists
A descriptive list creates a list of text items with an indented second line:
Marshall Brain Founder of HowStuffWorks
Use the following tags in this manner:
<dl> <dt>Marshall Brain <dd>Founder of HowStuffWorks </dl>
The <dt> tag should correspond with the text you want lined up on the margin; <dd> corresponds with the line you want indented.
In the next section we'll find out how to link to other sites.