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Chapter 8. Fonts and Characters > Things to Know About Text

Things to Know About Text

We have now seen that text on Web pages pretty much looks and acts like text from other sources. If it has been formatted (Figure 8.3), it looks the way it does because some HTML code—which is also plain text—is modifying it. All text on a Web page is plain text, some of which is visible, and some of which is code (Figure 8.4). As we learned in Chapter 4, HTML code consists of tags and attributes that direct a Web browser to display text, links, and objects in a certain way.

Figure 8.3. The text on a Web page can change appearance if it is modified by HTML tags and CSS styles.



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