FAQ: Learn HTML - Intro to HTML - Styling Text

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2 posts were split to a new topic: Can <i> be used instead of <em>?

In which situations should we use <em> or <strong> tags? The exercise says <em> is for emphasizing text while <strong> is for highlighting essential text. It’s practically the same, right?

Two similar questions: one – per each instruction (of two).

Instruction № 1


The brown bear (<em>Ursus arctos</em>) …


Why – should the «parentheses» – be on the out-side, of <em> … </em>?

So, the result – is № «1» (not «2»):

  1. The brown bear (Ursus arctos) …

  2. The brown bear (Ursus arctos)

Instruction № 2


… is currently <strong>Least Concern</strong>.


Why – should the «dot» – be on the out-side, of <strong> … </strong>?

So, the result – is № «1» (not «2»):

  1. … is currently Least Concern.

  2. … is currently Least Concern.

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You use these awesome fonts and textures in such a

  • manner
    I cannot describe.

Thanks a lot :slight_smile:

What is the advantage of changing the style of the content using the em and strong tags within the HTML document, rather than making those changes as part of a CSS file?

I was thinking that CSS was used to change the style of the content and that HTML was used to present the bare-bones content of the webpage.

What’s the point of using these tags in HTML when there’s a whole system used to change a page’s style?


2 posts were merged into an existing topic: Can <i> be used instead of <em>?

Is there a way to save my progress if I am in the middle of a lesson but need to leave the lesson?

Hi, if we want to style a text to make it italic and bold at the same time,
which tag we should write firstly, the em or the strong ?

I believe em and strong deliver a sense of importance to the browser, which CSS cannot convey in the same manner.

In Styling Text lesson, we learned about and tags. But can’t we use and tags instead of these tags. Then what is the main difference between these??

Thank You