HTML contains several elements for defining text with a special meaning.
This text is bold
This text is italic
This is subscript and superscript
Formatting elements were designed to display special types of text:
<b>- Bold text
<strong>- Important text
<i>- Italic text
<em>- Emphasized text
<mark>- Marked text
<small>- Smaller text
<del>- Deleted text
<ins>- Inserted text
<sub>- Subscript text
<sup>- Superscript text
<b> element defines bold text,
without any extra importance.
<strong> element defines text with strong importance. The content inside is typically displayed in bold.
<i> element defines a part of text in an alternate voice or mood. The content inside is typically displayed in italic.
<i> tag is often used to indicate a technical term,
a phrase from another language, a thought, a ship name, etc.
<em> element defines emphasized text. The content inside is typically displayed in italic.
Tip: A screen reader will pronounce the words in
<em> with an emphasis, using verbal stress.
<small> element defines smaller text:
<mark> element defines text that should be marked or highlighted:
<del> element defines text that has been deleted from a document. Browsers will usually strike a line through deleted text:
<ins> element defines a text that has been inserted into a document. Browsers will usually underline inserted text:
<sub> element defines subscript text. Subscript text appears half a character below the normal line, and is sometimes rendered in a smaller font. Subscript text can be used for chemical formulas, like H2O:
<sup> element defines superscript text. Superscript text appears half a character above the normal line, and is sometimes rendered in a smaller font. Superscript text can be used for footnotes, like WWW:
|<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|
For a complete list of all available HTML tags, visit our HTML Tag Reference.