user3802964 user3802964 - 2 months ago 5
HTML Question

Making text bigger in html without using the big tag

I have thoroughly searched the internet and I couldn't find a solution to my problem.

I work at a football stadium and my job is to put the scores on the big screen and as you can imagine I need those numbers to come up in a large font so I started learning HTML5 to make my job easier with this new Web 2.0 technology and I got a line of text here which I need in font size 72. Gotta tell you guys this age I don't understand it at all back when I was in Collage in '65 the only thing we had to know is Fortran/COBOL and many of you can guess what grade I got in that class.

I don't know the first thing about computers but I was shocked to find when I was tackling my problem of making the scores bigger on the screen that just putting big tag made the text bigger and I thought to myself how do I make it even bigger so I put 2 big tags and much to my astonishment it got even bigger.
Here is how my current code looks like and don't get me wrong it works
But I just feel in my heart that it's not right, there must be a easier way to do this.

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As you can clearly see if you want to make a text bigger you just have to use the big tag

<big>This text gets font size 2</big>

<big><big>This text gets font size 3</big></big>


so you can see that the more bigs you put in there the bigger the text gets. So I had to put 72 of them.

There must be a easier way?

If this will help you out the current scoreboard uses Internet Explorer 6.0 and running a Windows 2000 machine.

TGH TGH
Answer
<div style="font-size:72">Score</div>

The above will give the text inside the div a font size of 72.

If you want to use the big tag you can do something like this:

<big style="font-size:72">Home Score</big>
<big style="font-size:72">1</big>

<big style="font-size:72">Away Score</big>
<big style="font-size:72">2</big>
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