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Styling i and em tags?

  • # February 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Hello,

    Is it considered bad practice to style the i and em tags in css?

    Here is an example:



    i {
    font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;
    font-style: italic;
    }

    em {
    font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;
    font-style: italic;
    color: red;
    }

    # February 15, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Nope, no bad practice

    # February 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I wouldn’t necessarily call it ‘bad practice’. I’d say you might want to be more specific than just outright `em { }`. Maybe you want to do something like `.rte em { }` (rte == rich text editor).

    # February 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Great. Thanks for the help.

    EDIT
    on the same topic… which of the two tags is better suited for simply make text italic. I would assume the i tag…right?

    # February 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Good reading: http://html5doctor.com/i-b-em-strong-element/

    # February 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    @thedoc

    Awesome…will certainly have a read. Thanks

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