What are HTML Image Tags?

An easy and complete guide to one of the most important parts of your website, the image tag. Learn how it works & what types of tags are there.

HTML Image Tags are the code which tells your website where to find images, how they should be loaded and what their dimensions are. They also tell you if there is any text that will show up on top of them (title) or below them in a caption. You can choose from many different sizes for these tags including thumbnail, medium-sized and large.

Image tags are a way for humans to create websites with pictures. When someone loads up a page, the images should pop really quickly because they like looking at colorful things and it also draws their attention.

Images are not embedded into web pages, but they're fetched and displayed on the page by using a code or an image tag. The attributes of images can be changed with codes that determine how it should display when loaded onto your screen; for example, you want to make text stand out more than other elements in the picture.

Detail about HTML Image Tag

With the code above, SRC and ALT indicate the path of an image as well as its alternative text. For instance, if there was no internet connection or broken link to that particular page then ALT will identify what is happening so users know not to go any further. You can also set height and width attributes manually when space constraints are in place for web pages because you have strict requirements due to limited screen size.

SRC Attributes

The source attribute of an img tag is a pointer to the file on your computer. If you can't find it, and there's no broken image icon either, then one of three things could be happening:

The link to the page has been lost or broken because someone changed their code without realizing they needed that information in order for images from this site show up properly  -Your browser might not have cached any pages yet so if something looks wrong here please refresh by pressing F5 (or CTRL+R) on your keyboard until all content loads fully -It could just take some time for browsers like Chrome or Firefox to load everything.

ALT Attributes

The ALT attribute is used to make alternative text for images when they can’t be loaded. It's a helpful way to help people with limited vision, and it tells the viewer what image is being displayed using text-to-speech software.

Width & Height Attributes

For the best experience on your website, it's important to set both height and width attributes when inserting an image. If you only specify one of these values for a particular picture, there is no way of knowing how much space will be taken up by that photo or what other images may need room as well. This could lead to some unexpected results while loading content onto the page.

The image would be 590 pixels wide and 200 pixels in height.

Some Other Attributes

As you can see, image alignment is a very important part of web design. Images are aligned with the help of an attribute called “Align” in HTML code. This aligns images on your page as desired and depending upon how many lines or columns it will fit into when placed side by side to fill out gaps between content blocks (elements). However, such placement isn't necessary these days because modern website creators allow for dragging and dropping pictures where they want them from their desktop onto their webpage editor screen which also arranges text boxes according to formats set up beforehand so that all textual elements including graphics appear seamlessly together without any gaps.

Examples of this attribute use include "left" and "right", which place the image to either the left-hand side or right-hand side of a page.  One example is when you want your text aligned with taller examples like headings, then select “top” for an alignment that aligns at eye level with large blocks on top; if you instead want it slightly below those in line, choose “bottom.”

How to Add an HTML Image Tag

Manually adding an image to your webpage could be easily done by approaching the following simple steps, with that we have discussed some more attributes which could help you further.

Add an Image

The code above will fetch and insert a logo for the Brand Overflow. The basic dimensions of 60 x 60 pixels are given, which is more than enough space to make an accurate and high-quality image.

Add Border to an Image

When many images are placed on a page, it can be difficult to differentiate between them. Use the above code to draw attention where you want users' eyes. This code will make a 60 x 60 pixels image of the logo with an 8-pixel thick blue border that helps highlight this information for both us as creators and viewers alike.

Add Margins to an Image

When we use this code, the image will automatically be aligned to the top of the page and have a 10-pixel height and 40-pixel width margin on either side. This is great for images like banners that need extra space around them while still appearing in their natural state with text flowing underneath it.

Key Learnings

Image tags accelerate your user experience and beautify your content more. By adding additional attributes to the image tags, you can fit images in different places on your webpage and make it look more visually appealing. You should always preview changes made using these codes before publishing them because they could affect how the page displays or even break some of its functionality.

Hope you find this article helpful, and if you implement any of these tips to your content you are good to go. For any further queries or information, you can reach out to me at [email protected] and we will discuss it further.