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The <big> Element

AVOIDNot in HTML5Obsolete

The <big> element makes the text font size one size bigger based on the old HTML font sizes 1 through 7, up to the browser's maximum font size. Because this element was purely presentational, it was removed from HTML5. Use CSS instead, like "font-size: larger".

Attributes for <big>
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'Standard' Attributes(none)


  • Do not use the big element as a presentational element. Use style sheets to control layout and presentation. Use HTML elements only for content and structure and not for layout and presentation. For example, use the

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