HTML Headings

Headings are defined with the <h1> to <h6> tags. The <h1> defines the most important heading and <h6> defines the least important heading. Search engines use the headings to index the structure and content of your web pages. Users skim your pages by its headings. It is important to use headings to show the document structure. The <h1> headings should be used for main headings, followed by <h2> headings, then the less important <h3>, and so on.


<h1>Heading 1</h1>

<h2>Heading 2</h2>

<h3>Heading 3</h3>

<h4>Heading 4</h4>

HTML Horizontal Rules

The <hr> tag defines a thematic break in an HTML page and is most often displayed as a horizontal rule. The <hr> element is used to separate content (or define a change) in an HTML page:


<h1>This is heading 1</h1>

<p>This is some text.</p>


<h2>This is heading 2</h2>

<p>This is some other text.</p>

The HTML <head> Element

The HTML <head> element has nothing to do with HTML headings. The <head> element is a container for metadata. HTML metadata is data about the HTML document. Metadata is not displayed. The <head> element is placed between the <html> tag and the <body> tag:


<!DOCTYPE html>



<title>My First HTML</title>

<meta charset=”UTF-8″>