HTML: Figure Tag

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

figure tag is used for including figures as in a book. It can be {illustration, image, photo, video, animation, table, code example, …}.

figcaption tag must used inside figure, as first or last item. It is for figure caption.

Here's a example of figure and figcaption:

css is awesome mug 2009
CSS is Awesome mug.

Here's the HTML code:

<figure>
<img src="i/css_is_awesome_mug_2009.jpg" alt="css is awesome mug 2009" width="700" height="375" />
<figcaption>CSS is Awesome</figcaption>
</figure>

Warning: the figcaption tag must be the first or last child of the figure tag.

Browser Support

As of , all major browsers support it.

As of Safari (5.0.4) and Opera (11.01) doesn't support it. Google Chrome (10.0.648.151), Firefox 4.0, IE9, all support it.

HTML Basics

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HTML Table

  1. HTML Table Examples
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  4. Styling HTML Table with CSS
  5. CSS: 3 Columns Page Layout
  6. Pure CSS Table

Misc

  1. Viewport Meta
  2. the Root Element
  3. iframe
  4. video
  5. audio
  6. figure
  7. dl, dt, dd
  8. s strike del
  9. time
  10. meter
  11. progress
  12. q
  13. address
  14. canvas
  15. ruby
  16. HTML5 Custom Data Attribute
  17. Big Tag
  18. Image Maps
  19. Marquee, Scrolling Text
  20. How to Markup Subtitle
  21. Meta Language Tag Obsolete
  22. Browser Auto Refresh

HTML4 Frameset

  1. HTML: Split Windows; Frameset
  2. HTML Nested Frameset
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