HTML <big> tag

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
HTML big tag

When writing in HTML, the <big> tag was an inline element used to make text larger. It was useful when you wanted to up the font size, but didn't want to adjust your CSS file. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.


This tag is deprecated. Going forward, use CSS to adjust font size.

Example of <big> code

<p>There is regular text, and there is <big>bigger text</big>.</p>

Example result

There is regular text, and there is bigger text.


Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair. While the <big> tag does not have any unique attributes, it will utilize all of the standard attributes until it is removed in a future version of HTML.


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*Until it is removed in a future version of HTML

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