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> tag is 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 property font-size 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.

Browser support