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HTML Element: b

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The HTML <b> element allows you to make text bold (it stands for “bold”) and is used to add emphasis to text.

In HTML5, the <b> element has been deprecated in favor of the <strong> element, which has the same effect whilst also adding semantic meaning to the text.


Here’s an example of how to use the <b> element to make some text bold:


<p>Hey there, <b>friend</b>! How’s it going?</p>



The <b> element doesn’t have any specific attributes, but it’s important to note that it’s a presentational element, meaning it’s used for styling rather than for content or structure. In HTML5, it’s recommended to use the <strong> element instead, which has the same effect but also adds semantic meaning to the text.


The <b> element is used to make text bold, so you can put any text you want inside it. 

Did you know?

  • The <b> element has been around since the very beginning of HTML, when it was first introduced in 1993!
  • You can use CSS to style the <b> element or any other element on your website.

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