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The big() method creates a <big> HTML element that causes a string to be displayed in a big font.

Usage note: The <big> element has been removed in HTML5 and shouldn't be used anymore. Instead web developers should use CSS properties.




The big method embeds a string in a <big> tag:


Example: Using big

The following example uses string methods to change the size of a string:

var worldString = "Hello, world";

console.log( worldString.small()     ); // <small>Hello, world</small>
console.log( worldString.big()       ); // <big>Hello, world</big>
console.log( worldString.fontsize(7) ); // <fontsize=7>Hello, world</fontsize>

With the element.style object you can get the element's style attribute and manipulate it more generically, for example:

document.getElementById('yourElemId').style.fontSize = '2em'


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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