Formatting Images in HTML
As you've now seen, adding images to your web page is
pretty easy. The "tough" part is getting those
images to sit exactly where you want them to on the page. In
later months, you'll learn how pages such as this one
utilize broken graphics and tables to create it's layout.
But first, you need to learn the basics of moving an image
around on a page.
You can easily align your graphic with the sides of the
web page by using the "ALIGN" attribute within
your IMG tag.
To align the image above the text that surrounds it, use
To align the image below the surrounding text, use
To align the middle of the image to the text, use
To force the image to the left of the page and have the
text wrap around it, use ALIGN=LEFT
To force the image to the right of the page and have the
text wrap around it, use ALIGN=RIGHT
So if we wanted our balloon image to be on the left of
our page with the text wrapping around it, the new tag would
look like this -
ALT="Drawing of a bunch of balloons." ALIGN=LEFT>
Play around with the various alignment settings and see
where your graphic works best.
That's it for this week!
Next week's lesson will be posted here.
Updated tag page.