Showing posts with label HTML_Text_Formatting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HTML_Text_Formatting. Show all posts

Saturday, August 11, 2012

HTML Text Formatting

HTML Text Formatting
This text is bold

This text is big

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!

Try it Yourself - Examples
Text formatting
How to format text in an HTML document.

Preformatted text
How to control the line breaks and spaces with the pre tag.

"Computer output" tags
How different "computer output" tags will be displayed.

How to define contact information for the author/owner of an HTML document.

Abbreviations and acronyms
How to handle abbreviations and acronyms.

Text direction
How to change the text direction.

How to handle long and short quotations.

Deleted and inserted text
How to mark deleted and inserted text.

HTML Text Formatting Tags
Defines bold text
Defines big text
Defines emphasized text 
Defines italic text
Defines small text
Defines strong text
Defines subscripted text
Defines superscripted text
Defines inserted text
Defines deleted text
HTML "Computer Output" Tags
Defines computer code text
Defines keyboard text 
Defines sample computer code
Defines teletype text
Defines a variable
Defines preformatted text
HTML Citations, Quotations, and Definition Tags
Defines an abbreviation
Defines an acronym
Defines contact information for the author/owner of a document
Defines the text direction
Defines a long quotation
Defines a short quotation
Defines a citation
Defines a definition term