HTML <b> tag

The <b> tag is used to highlight in bold that part of the text, which we want to make more obvious for the user. The <b> tag only highlights the part of the text, it has no semantic load (including for search engines). To semantically highlight the importance of the text, the <strong> tag is used.

In HTML 5 it’s recommended to use the <b> tag only as a last resort, when it is not possible to use other tags.

Syntax

The <b> tag comes in pairs; the content is written between the opening <b> and the closing tag </b>.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document </title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p><b>This section of the text </b> has been extracted in bold,</p>
  </body>
</html>

Result

The appearance of the content of the <b> the container is defined by default, but the bold style can be changed by the help of CSS.

You can also use the CSS font-weight property to set bold text.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document </title>
    <style>
      .bold-text {
      font-weight: 700;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p><span class="bold-text">This section of the text </span> has been extracted in bold,</p>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Attributes

The <b> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

How to style <b> tag

Common properties to alter the visual weight/emphasis/size of text in <b> tag:?

  • CSS font-style property sets the style of the font. normal | italic | oblique | initial | inherit
  • CSS font-family property specifies a prioritized list of one or more font family names and/or generic family names for the selected element.
  • CSS font-size property sets the size of the font.
  • CSS font-weight property defines whether the font should be bold or thick. CSS text-transform Property controls text case and capitalization.
  • CSS text-decoration property specifies the decoration added to text, and is a shorthand property for text-decoration-line, text-decoration-color, text-decoration-style

Coloring text in <b> tag:

  • CSS color property describes the color of the text content and text decorations
  • CSS background-color property sets the background color of an element.

Text layout styles for <b> tag:

  • CSS text-indent property specifies the indentation of the first line in a text block.
  • CSS text-overflow property specifies how overflowed content that is not displayed should be signaled to the user.
  • CSS white-space property specifies how white-space inside an element is handled.
  • CSS word-break property specifies where the lines should be broken.

Other properties worth looking at for <b> tag


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