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html - about formatting text elements

Formatting elements such as <b> should be used sparingly, and what we mean by that is that you should only use them to bold or italicize one or two words at a time. If you wish to bold an entire paragraph, the better solution would involve Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and adjust the element's font-weight property. You may consult how to do that in our CSS Tutorial. Ultimately, the decision is in the hands of the web designer, but generally, it's best to keep the use of these tags quick and sparse.

  • html - line breaks
  • html - line breaks
  • html - line breaks

A line break is used in HTML text elements, and it is the equivalent of pressing Enter or Return on your keyboard. In short, a line break ends the line you are currently on and resumes on the next line. Earlier, we mentioned that each paragraph element begins and ends with a line break, which creates an empty space between the start of a paragraph element and the end of a paragraph element.

As we've mentioned, line break elements are a little different from most of the tags we have seen so far because they do not require a closing tag. Instead, their opening and closing tags are combined into a single line break element. Placing <br /> within the code is the same as pressing the return key in a word processor. Use the <br /> tag within other elements such as paragraphs (<p>).

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