Headings and Emphasis


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Paragraphs are used to separate pieces of text, but sometimes you want text to stand out. HTML offers different tags for creating headings and emphasis.

Headings

To mark headings in a page, use the h tags. The h tags are marked with a number from 1 to 6 to specify the heading level. Use an <h1> tag for the largest heading on the page, and use lower h tags for sub-headings:

<h1>Highest Heading</h1>
<h2>Sub-heading</h2>
<h3>Level 3 heading</h3>

<p>Regular text</p>

headings example

Emphasis

Sometimes you want to emphasize certain text that's not a heading. Use the <em></em> tags to do this. Need to really emphasize something? Use the <strong></strong> tags:

<h3>Acme Acid Info</h3>
<p>Acme Acid is great for cleaning, etc.
<em>Warning: Keep away from furniture.</em>
<strong>Danger! May cause instant death.</strong>
</p>

Acme Acid Info

Acme Acid is great for cleaning, etc. Warning: Keep away from furniture. Danger! May cause instant death.

Note that the <strong> and <em> elements are inside the <p> element. Most elements can be nested inside each other in HTML, but make sure you place the closing tags correctly!

Challenge

Create a paragraph with the <p> tag. Then put the word hypertext inside the paragraph and mark it as <strong>.

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Challenge

How do you think a 4th-level heading is marked? Create a 4th-level heading and put the text level 4 between the tags.

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