Character Styles

Style tags can be used to give your text a different look when it is displayed by a web browser. HTML has both physical styles and logical styles. It is highly recommended that you use logical styles over physical styles.

Logical styles

<EM>Emphasis</EM> (displays as Emphasis)
<SAMP>Sample</SAMP> (displays as Sample)
<STRONG>Strong<STRONG> (displays as Strong)

Physical styles

<I>Italic</I> (displays as Italic)
<TT>Typewriter Text</TT> (displays as Typewriter Text)
<B>Bold</B> (displays as Bold)

Note that styles are displayed differently by different browsers. For example, LYNX (a text-based browser), displays text marked with B, EM, I, and STRONG tags as underlined text, and text marked with SAMP and TT as normal text.

This concludes this lesson of HTML . Please return to the HTML Index and continue with the next lesson.

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