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puneetchauhanOctober 30, 2013

What is the difference between strong and b tag?

This post was edited by puneetchauhan on Wed, Oct 30, 13 at 7:44

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Richard (chuggerguy)

They look the same to me... Tag Result b Sample text strong Sample text i Sample text em Sample text

I won't pretend to have the language skills to understand this explanation but anyway:

And to add to my confusion, HTML5 apparently redefines the b and i tags to have the semantic meaning it once lacked:

Personally, I'm too lazy and uneducated to understand the difference, except perhaps as it pertains to using a screen-reader, so I use the method with the least keystrokes. I don't design web pages professionally though. If I did, I'd probably start using strong and em and pretend I knew why. :)

1 Like    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 12:15PM
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Strong tag to make the text bold it also looks bold in most browsers.It is Logical Tag.

Bold tag to make the text bold it does look bold.
The b tags are primarily for visual effect on a page when designing layout.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 5:25AM
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If You want HTML Tags in Briefly See this here you can get lot of HTML Tags with Example.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 7:05AM
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"b" is deprecated. So is "I" (use em, instead). That's the difference.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 9:45AM
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