How To Use the HTML Element

The HTML <body> element is a semantic element that tells the browser that its content is part of the body of the webpage and intended for display. In this tutorial, we will add a <body> element to our web document where we can add content later on.

To add a <body> element to your document, insert opening and closing <body> tags after the closing </head> tag but before the closing </html> tag. Your document should now have the following code:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html>  <head>   <meta charset="utf-8">   <title> Sammy’s First Website </title>   <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/jpg" href=”Favicon_Image_Location”/> </head>  <body> </body>  </html> 

You should now understand the purpose of an HTML <body> element and understand how to add one to your HTML file.

In the next step, we’ll begin to add our website content in between the <body> tags.