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CSS: Font weight

In the HTML course, the tag <b> had the same role as the font-weight property in CSS, namely, of course, to control the font weight. The property is more flexible than the standard styles of the <b> tag, as you can not only make it thicker, but also thinner.

There are two particularly common values for the font-weight property:

  1. bold — thicker font. he text will look the same way as if you use the <strong> or <b> tag.
  2. normal is the default value. This is useful if the entire text has a non-standard font-weight, but a section needs to have a standard weight
<p class="bold">Text with bold typeface</p>
.bold {
  font-weight: bold;
}

Text with bold typeface

But these are not all the values a property can take. In addition to the bold and normal descriptions, there are also numeric ones:

  • 100
  • 200
  • 300
  • 400 - corresponds to the value of normal
  • 500
  • 600
  • 700 - corresponds to the value of bold
  • 800
  • 900

Although there are many numerical values, here it all depends on the typefaces of the font, and more precisely on whether it has characters for each type of font weight. Most fonts support only normal and bold values and if specified otherwise, the browser will choose which weight to substitute. More often than not, all values above 500 will be interpreted as bold

Instructions

Add a paragraph to the editor with the class set to weight and set the weight set to bold. Add styles to the <style> tag

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Tips

  • If the font has only normal weight, the browser will automatically make the characters bold when you set it to bold. This may not look the way the font designers intended, so make sure that all the right variations of the font are installed


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