HTML <b> Tag


<p>This is normal text - <b>and this is bold text</b>.</p> 
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Definition and Usage

The <b> tag specifies bold text.

Browser Support

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<b> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5


Tips and Notes

Note : According to the HTML 5 specification, the <b> tag should be used as a LAST resort when no other tag is more appropriate. The HTML 5 specification states that headings should be denoted with the <h1> to <h6> tags, emphasized text should be denoted with the <em> tag, important text should be denoted with the <strong> tag, and marked/highlighted text should use the <mark> tag.

Tip : You can also use the CSS "font-weight" property to set bold text.

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <b> element with the following default values :


    font-weight: bold;