The Computer Is Not A Typewriter
Formatting Characters With Logical Tags
Remember how I told you in week one that much of HTML
uses words you already know? Here are a few text tags like
To make the text look bigger or smaller, you use
<BIG> and </BIG> and <SMALL> and
This text is big while this text is small.
You can also emphasize something by using <EM> and
Say it with emphasis.
Or, to really get your point across, try strong emphasis
with <STRONG> and </STRONG> -
Say it with strong emphasis.
Already you've seen how I've been marking off the code on
pages to make it easier to recognize the snippets. That is
done with <CODE> and </CODE> -
count : integer;
Perhaps you are going to quote someone or something on
your page. In that case, you may need to use the citation
code of <CITE> and </CITE> -
A citation gives credit where credit is due.
(Some famous person, 2044)
And finally, perhaps you are explaining something to your
visitors and you need to define, or explain what a phrase or
concept means. You'll want to use the <DFN> and </DFN>
codes for definition -
The tag used to highlight a word or phrase that will be
defined is called the defining tag.