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HTML <big> tag

The <big> element is used to increase the font size by one conventional unit. The font in HTML is measured in conventional units from 1 to 7, the default text size is 3.

Syntax

The <big> tag comes in pairs, its content is written between the opening (<big>) and the closing (</big>) tags.

The <big> is a deprecated HTML tag and no longer used in HTML5. Use CSS styles that control font size instead.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p>This text is normal.</p>
    <p><big>This text is bigger.</big></p>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Now let’s consider another example, where we use CSS font-size property to make the text bigger.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the documnet</title>
    <style>
      p {
      font-size: 16px;
      }         
      span { 
      font-size: 19px;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p> This text is normal, <span> and this text is bigger.</span></p>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Attributes

The <big> tag supports the Global Attributes.

How to style <big> tag

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


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