HTML Tips and Tricks – Signs and Symbols

Sometimes, you’ll want to put a symbol into a blog post, but not know how. Well, here’s a little cheat sheet for you – these symbols will work in most browsers, and will mean you don’t need to use images (making your blog quicker to load for people on mobile devices, etc), scale well (again, for mobile devices or for people who need to adjust the size of a webpage to read it) as well as being a handy way to indicate when a item has been gifted to you or if you are using an affiliate link (because it’s good to disclose those things!)

• or • bullet • or •
Hearts ♥
Spades ♠
Diamonds ♦
Clubs ♣
© Copyright ©
Non-breaking space*  
Smiley face ☺
Sad face ☹
Sunshine ☀
Rain ☂
Star ✩
Snow ☃
Snowflake ❄
Snowflake ❅
Snowflake ❆
Aries ♈
Taurus ♉
Gemini ♊
Cancer ♋
Leo ♌
Virgo ♍
Libra ♎
Scorpio ♏
Sagittarius ♐
Capricorn ♑
Aquarius ♒
&#9811 Pisces ♓
Musical Note ♫
→ or → right arrow → or →
𘄣 or ↓ down arrow ↓ or ↓
↔ or ↔ Two way arrow ↔ or ↔

(* A non breaking space can be useful when you need to put in some space. On WordPress, at least, if you need to put in a few line breaks, if you don’t use the non breaking space, it assumes you made a mistake and will remove those line breaks for you! Thankfully, when working in the visual view, it will put this HTML code in for you.)

If you need any other symbols (greek letters, accents, etc), we found this page to be super useful!

Hayley Constantine

Hayley has been blogging since before most people knew what a blog was! She started Bonjour, Blogger! in May 2013 as a way to share her knowledge and experiences - if you ever have a question, get in touch!

  • Angela @Little Apple Tree

    Really useful list–thank-you! I always mean to google the code for copyright, but always forget. Have bookmarked for further reference xx

    September 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm Reply
  • Melanie C

    This is brilliant, thank you! xx

    September 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm Reply
  • Sapna

    This is great! I’ve just started blogging and don’t have a clue about half this stuff so thank you! So helpful : ) xx

    October 28, 2013 at 6:44 pm Reply
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