HTML - Subheading / Subtitle / SupTitle / Tagline / Slogan


This page is about the HTML Markup for

  • subheadings,
  • alternative titles

Note that before the creation of the hgroup element, HTML did not have any dedicated tag. This article shows you how to mark a subheading with and without hgroup.


With hgroup

With the hgroup, you can use heading tag because they will not create a section and will therefore not be added to the outline

 <h1>Dr. Strangelove</h1>
 <h2>Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb</h2>

Without hgroup

This html solution where used before the creation of the hgroup 1)

Grouped with a header

Grouped with a header element

  <p>SuperTitle of the year</p>
  <p>Date: Draft 9 May 2013</p>

Same line separated

  • by a colon: the subtitle of a book is on the same line as the title separated by a colon.
<h1>The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers</h1>
  • by a inline element such as span
<h1>Ramones <br>
<span>Hey! Ho! Let’s Go</span>

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