HTML Text Formatting
This text is bold
This text is italic
This is computer output
This is subscript and superscript
HTML Formatting Tags
HTML uses tags like <b> and <i> for formatting output, like bold or italic text.
These HTML tags are called formatting tags (look at the bottom of this page for a complete reference).
|Often <strong> renders as <b>, and <em> renders as <i>.
However, there is a difference in the meaning of these tags:
<b> or <i> defines bold or italic text only.
<strong> or <em> means that you want the text to be rendered in a way that the user understands as “important”. Today, all major browsers render strong as bold and em as italics. However, if a browser one day wants to make a text highlighted with the strong feature, it might be cursive for example and not bold!
HTML Text Formatting Tags
|<b>||Defines bold text|
|<em>||Defines emphasized text|
|<i>||Defines a part of text in an alternate voice or mood|
|<small>||Defines smaller text|
|<strong>||Defines important text|
|<sub>||Defines subscripted text|
|<sup>||Defines superscripted text|
|<ins>||Defines inserted text|
|<del>||Defines deleted text|
|<mark>||Defines marked/highlighted text|
HTML “Computer Output” Tags
|<code>||Defines computer code text|
|<kbd>||Defines keyboard text|
|<samp>||Defines sample computer code|
|<var>||Defines a variable|
|<pre>||Defines preformatted text|
HTML Citations, Quotations, and Definition Tags
|<abbr>||Defines an abbreviation or acronym|
|<address>||Defines contact information for the author/owner of a document|
|<bdo>||Defines the text direction|
|<blockquote>||Defines a section that is quoted from another source|
|<q>||Defines an inline (short) quotation|
|<cite>||Defines the title of a work|
|<dfn>||Defines a definition term|
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