Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope

A title may refer to any of the following:

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1. Generally, a title is a name or words describing something or someone. For example, an Internet browser displays each web page's title at the top of the window in the title bar or tab. With this page, the title is "What is a title?"

2. With HTML, opening and closing <title> tags are used in the head section of source code to add a title to each page. In the following example HTML code, you can see that the words "Example page" are surrounded with title tags, which would cause an Internet browser to display this as the page's title.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "https://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Example page</title>

Tips to follow when creating a web page title

  • Be as specific as possible and include what is unique on the page.
  • Always use the most important keywords at the start of your title.
  • The maximum size of a title should be 70 characters.
  • Use no more than 10 to 12 words in your title.

3. With an HTML attribute, title is used with HTML tags like the img tag to give an image a description.

4. With gaming, a title is an achievement a player may receive for accomplishing a task. For example, after killing 1,000 creatures, you may get a unique title that can be displayed by your name to inform other players of your achievement.

5. When describing a person, a title is a person's position in a company. For example, CEO (chief executive officer), CFO (chief financial officer), CIO (chief information officer), COO (chief operating officer), and manager are all examples of titles.

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