Inline Text Elements

Most text stylizing (font size, color, alignment) is defined using CSS rules within cascading style sheets, however, HTML provide a few inline elements that can be used to stylize text.

<strong>
Text contained between opening and closing strong tags is displayed in bold and is emphasized by screen readers in a different audible tone of voice.  Use deliberately if you want to emphasize text for those that are hearing impaired.
<b>
Text contained between opening and closing b tags is displayed in bold without emphasizing it by screen readers.
<em>
Text contained between opening and closing em tags is displayed in italics and is emphasized by screen readers in a different audible tone of voice.  Use deliberately if you want to emphasize text for those that are hearing impaired.
<i>
Text contained between opening and closing i tags is displayed in italics without emphasizing it by screen readers.
<u>
Text contained between opening and closing u tags is displayed underlined.  Be deliberate when underlining text as most people interpret underlined text with links.