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Before You Write Your First Post On Blogger, Must Understand These Basic HTML Tags & CSS Properties

Before You Write Your First Post On Blogger


Before You Write Your First Post On Blogger, Must Understand These Basic HTML Tags & CSS Properties

HTML is the standard markup language for designing webpages & CSS is a langauge that describes the style of HTML document. Though the Blogger or WordPress are very advance platforms for blogging like everything is available on Editor, but the question is, what a normal blogger has to do with HTML & CSS?

We will explain to you some of the important HTML tags & CSS properties that are used in Blogger  and you will come to know that why their understanding is important for everyone.


How To See HTML Code Of Post?

  • There are two views of HTML Editor i.e Compose & HTML.
  • Compose is a normal or front view where you write & compose your post.
  • HTML view contains the HTML code of a post. You switch to HTML view when you have to add/remove code or HTML tags.
  • Click the Pencil icon at your top-left to expand the view options.
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  • Click “HTML view”. You can see the HTML tags and CSS styling.
  • To go back to normal view click “Compose view”.
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Important HTML Tags & CSS Properties

  • Though there are so many HTML tags that are generated when you write a post, but we will explain to you the important ones, which you have to understand.


1. <br />

  • When you hit Enter, this HTML tag is generated. It means new line. When you hit Backspace it is deleted.
  • Sometimes though we think that we have deleted the newline by hitting Backspace, but some <br />’s remain in the code. So in that case you have to delete the extra <br />’s from HTML code.
  • When we upload image, sometimes we don’t get any space to Enter a newline below, in that case you can go to HTML code and insert <br /> below that image, so that you will be able to continue to write below that image.


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2. <b></b>

  • This tag is for doing bold. Though we can bold from Editor by clicking B, but sometimes the boldness doesn’t remove from Editor, so you need to remove the <b></b> tags from HTML code.
  • <b> is a starting tag whereas </b> is the ending tag.
  • E.g. <b> Anything text between these tags will get bold </b>


3. <span></span>

  • Span is a container that holds text, images in between <span> …… </span>. Whenever you add style to the text from the Editor like Bold, Font-size, Color or Underline etc, that text comes in between span tags in HTML code.
  • E.g. <span style=”font-size: x-large; color: red;”> Use of the Span Tag </span>
  • Again, when you write posts there is possibility that Editor might generate extra <span> which could remain in HTML code.
  • It is important to delete the extra spans like extra </br>’s.


4. <div> </div>

  • Div tag is used as a container for HTML elements, text, images Like this:
<div id=”maincontainer”>
<h2>This is a heading in a div element</h2>
<p>This is some text in a div element.</p>


5. Style

  • As we wrote above that when we style text, that text comes between <span></span> tags or <div></div> tags in the HTML code. You can give style to any HTML element like here you can see that heading h3 has been aligned left using style. “<h3 style=”text-align: left;”>”
  • HTML uses CSS properties to add style.


Here is the format:
  • <span style=”color: #000000; font-size: large; text-decoration: underline”> Understanding CSS properties </span>


Customize The Style

  • On Blogger’s Editor we’ve got only fixed font sizes like Largest, Large, Small, Medium etc, but what if you want to add custom font-size of your choice.
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For that you need to go to HTML code and find that line to add your custom font-size. For example, we have added Largest font-size from the Editor and now we want to change it to font-size of our choice.

  • <span style=”font-size: x-large;”>What People Say</span>
  • <span style=”font-size: 150px;> What People Say</span> //Customized Version


Similarly you can customize lot of other CSS properties in HTML code.

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Meer Basit is the founder of Meer’s World. He’s been running the show since launching the blog back in 2018. By background he is a computer scientist. Primarily, he creates content around blogging (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr), SEO, affiliate programs, earn-online, reviews, eCommerce, & technology. He has got years of professional experience in web programming, computer programming, databases, data warehousing, & transcription. In general, he likes traveling, gardening, watching movies, is a passionate cricketer, creative writer, and a GSD lover.



  1. Anonymous

    August 7, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    it's pain to remove all these unnecessary codes that are added by switching between Compose and HTML.

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