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Headline Tags

Headline tags are, in many cases, used to size text on a web page. Technically, headline tags should be used to convey importance of the text...kind of like a newspaper headline. Headline tags are numbered from 1 to 6 (1 conveying highest importance, 6 the lowest). To make text any size headline, enclose it in tags like this: <h1>Text goes here</h1>. Take a look at the following examples:

This is text enclosed in <h1> tags

This is text enclosed in <h2> tags

This is text enclosed in <h3> tags

This is text enclosed in <h4> tags

This is text enclosed in <h5> tags
This is text enclosed in <h6> tags

Headline tags can be very useful to your users. As mentioned before, they should be used to convey importance. As such, you should also be aware that people who use screen readers (i.e. blind users) often have their screen readers configured so that the program will read <h1> tags before the actual content of the page. Also, It's easy to use these tags to set off different sections of your web page, just as newspapers and magazines do.

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