element is a text formatting control that increases the enclosed text by
one size increment, based on the old HTML font sizes 1 through 7. Each
big element will further increase the size by
This element isn’t deprecated, but it’s used less and
less frequently, as there are now better methods for controlling text size
(through CSS), and the
big element provides no semantic
value for any enclosed text— it simply states that the text needs to be
The example shown in the HTML above would render in the browser as depicted in Figure 1.
Here’s an example of the
big element in use. The tags are nested to show the
incremental increase of the text’s size:
<p>It's <big>bigger, <big>better, and now with <big>20% more beetroot goodness!</big></big></big></p>
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used to affect text content of any kind.
As one of the
earliest formatting elements,
big has full browser
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