Text formatting

Preformatted Text

Typographically, preformatted text is not the same thing as code. Sometimes, a faithful execution of the text requires preformatted text that may not have anything to do with code. Most browsers use Courier and that's a good default — with one slight adjustment, Courier 10 Pitch over regular Courier for Linux users.

Code

Code can be presented inline, like <?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>, or within a <pre> block. Because we have more specific typographic needs for code, we'll specify Consolas and Monaco ahead of the browser-defined monospace font.

#container {
    float: left;
    margin: 0 -240px 0 0;
    width: 100%;
}

Blockquotes

Let's keep it simple. Italics are good to help set it off from the body text. Be sure to style the citation.

Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you. HAL 9000

And here's a bit of trailing text.


Text-level semantics

The a element example
The abbr element and abbr element with title examples
The b element example
The cite element example
The code element example
The del element example
The dfn element and dfn element with title examples
The em element example
The i element example
The ins element example
The kbd element example
The mark element example
The q element inside a q element example
The s element example
The samp element example
The small element example
The span element example
The strong element example
The sub element example
The sup element example
The var element example
The u element example

Author

Juan Perez is a web designer at Biron Themes. Expert in HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript. A fan of the Bootstrap framework and development tools such as Gulp.

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