Anchor and Image tags in HTML

1.<a> (Anchor Tag):

  • a). The<a> tag is used to create hyperlinks, which allow users to navigate to other web pages or resources by clicking on the linked text or image.
  • b). The primary attribute used with the<a> tag is href (hypertext reference), which specifies the URL of the linked resource.
  • c).You can use the <a> tag to link to other web pages, external websites, local files, email addresses, and more.


<a href="">Visit</a>

In this example, the <a> tag creates a hyperlink that, when clicked, takes the user to the "" web page.

The<a> tag can also be used with an optionaltarget attribute to control how the linked resource is displayed (e.g., in a new browser window or tab). For example:

<a href="" target="_blank">Visit in a new tab</a>

2. <img> (Image Tag):

  • a).The<img> tag is used to embed images in web pages. It allows you to display images on a web page by specifying the image file's source (URL).
  • b). The primary attribute for the<img> tag is src (source), which specifies the URL of the image file.
  • c).Additionally, you can use thealt attribute to provide alternative text for the image. This text is displayed if the image cannot be loaded or if a user is using a screen reader.
  • Example:
  • <img src="image.jpg" alt="An example image">
  • In this example, the <img> tag embeds an image from the file "image.jpg" and provides alternative text.

    You can also specify other attributes to control the image's width, height, alignment, borders, and more. For instance:

    <img src="image.jpg" alt="An example image" width="200" height="150" border="1" align="right">

    These attributes control the image's dimensions, border, and alignment.

    Both the <a> and <img> tags are widely used in web development to create hyperlinks and display images, respectively. They are essential for enhancing the interactivity and visual appeal of web pages.