HTML5 banner image.

You can caption and credit your images on your webpage using one of the new tags introduced in HTML5, the <figcaption> tag which accompanies the <figure> tag. The tag <figure> tag specifies self-contained content, like illustrations, diagrams, photos, code listings, etc. The <figcaption> tag defines a caption for a <figure> element.

    <img src=""/> 
    <figcaption>Fig.1 - Bull, Wild Coast, South Africa (photo credit: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>).</figcaption>

The above code results in something like the following (my WordPress theme may have added some styling):

Fig.1 – Bull, Wild Coast, South Africa (photo credit:

The Codepen below contains similar code with the addition of CSS styling to add some eye-candy:

See the Pen HTML5 image caption by David Fox (@foxbeefly) on CodePen.

While we are talking captions, did you know that you can add captions to your HTML tables as well?

By MisterFoxOnline

CAT Educator

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