OK, HTML 101.....
< p > Simply stands for paragraph. Every paragraph on a web page should be enclosed by < p > and < /p > (ignore the spaces, of course)
Adding align="center" simply moves the text to the middle of the page. The same can be done with a headline (headlines come in 6 sizes. 1 is the largest, 6 is smaller than normal text). Headlines are also placeholders for search engines. For example:
< h1 align="center" >BIG HEADLINE GETS LOTS OF ATTENTION < /h1 >
< h2 align="left" > Section 1 of interesting content. This line is a secondary heading < /h2 >
< p >Align left is assumed by most browsers, you can add it or leave it out. You can also align text to the right. Personally, I use a CSS page to align ALL of the text and images on my pages, just in case.< /p >
< h2 >Next Section Heading< /h2>
< p >This could go on forever, but the point is, search engines look at each section of text, following the heading for that section h1 is given more priority than h2, etc., etc.... It is somewhat important if you want to move up in the listings to have headings and regular text that relate to each other. It is also good practice to use proper HTML < /p >
Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is just the fancy-schmancy name for the tags and other code that is translated by the browser into a viewable page. Without it, the text would all run together, be the same size and style, have no color and would be barely readable. This doesn't even get into images, videos, etc.
You can make the text larger or smaller, change the color and behavior within each added line. For example:
< p align="center" >< font size="2" color ="red" >< b >This would be a slightly smaller, red and bold line of text. Notice each tag is closed in the reverse order of how they were opened. Think of it as putting things in a box inside a box. You can't mix up the boxes.< /b >< /font >< /p >
There is also a sort of unwritten rule about the order of tags, but that's not really important (as long as the paragraph or heading starts and ends it). Keeping the tags nested in the right order is much more important.
Network54 has a built in HTML encoder (your admin page is how you control it). With that, you can change text size and color, change the background, add a background image and more. The same can be done with a CSS page or by adding additional code to each line of your header, description and footer sections.
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