- Starting a New Paragraph
- Adding Author Contact Information
- Creating a Figure
- Specifying Time
- Marking Important and Emphasized Text
- Indicating a Citation or Reference
- Quoting Text
- Highlighting Text
- Explaining Abbreviations
- Defining a Term
- Creating Superscripts and Subscripts
- Noting Edits and Inaccurate Text
- Marking Up Code
- Using Preformatted Text
- Specifying Fine Print
- Creating a Line Break
- Creating Spans
- Other Elements
Marking Important and Emphasized Text
The strong element denotes important text, while em conveys emphasis. You can use them individually or together as your content requires ( and ).
The first sentence has both strong and em, while the second has em only. If <em>under any circumstances</em> were marked up instead as <strong>under any circumstances</strong>, it would have greater importance than the text contained in the surrounding strong.
... <body> <p>
<strong>Warning: Do not approach the zombies
<em>under any circumstances
<em>look</em>friendly, but that's just because they want to eat your arm.</p> </body> </html>
Browsers typically display strong text in boldface and em text in italics. If em is a child of a strong element (see the first sentence in ), its text will be both italicized and bold.
To mark important text
- Type <strong>.
- Type the text that you want to mark as important.
- Type </strong>.
To emphasize text
- Type <em>.
- Type the text that you want to emphasize.
- Type </em>.