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HTML Bold

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Published Mar 19, 2019
Updated Oct 1, 2019

HTML Bold: Main Tips

  • Element <b> transforms regular text to bold in HTML without adding special importance to it.
  • This element to make HTML bold content does not emphasize the text. In order to highlight important parts of the content, use <strong> element.

Use of b and Alternatives

Element <b> is the HTML code for bold. It does not indicate importance of the selected text but provides a visual effect.

Example
<p>Normal text vs <b>Text in bold</b></p>

There are two options to style information with bold in HTML:

  • <strong> makes HTML bold text and mark it as important.
  • font-weight CSS property sets the boldness of text.

The following code example shows how to set bold HTML text with the CSS property:

Example
p { 
    font-weight: bold;
}

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