Heading are bigger and bolder then normal text on web page. Browsers automatically add some white space (margin) before and after the headings but this do not mean that heading can be used to make a text big and bold. Users skim your pages by its headings. It is important to use headings to show the document structure.

headings should be used for main headings, followed by

headings, then the less important

, and so on. Heading can be nested but this is strongly 'not recommended'.


Heading are important. Heading not only summaries the web page content but the search engine use to index the structure and content of your web pages and improve the search ranking.

Look a personal or professional website that we all create is all about to be reached to maximum number of peoples. If a website is not visible on search engine than it means either that website is built only for personal/private use and disgusted over search engine or that website is not perfectly built to be indexed and crawled by the search engine. Many things are responsible which can together make a website searched and ranked top on search engine and heading are one of them.

Heading can be defined with <h1> to <h6> tags. The most important heading is defined in <h1> and the least heading is defined in <h6> tags. Read below two examples carefully it helps you to understand the headings.

Example - 1

<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta name="description" content="Headings">
<meta name="keywords" content="all headings, HTML, HTML5 heading tags">
<meta name="author" content="Progrramers">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="img/favicon.png">
<h1>This is Heading 1</h1>
<h2>This is Heading 2</h2>
<h3>This is Heading 3</h3>
<h4>This is Heading 4</h4>
<h5>This is Heading 5</h5>
<h6>This is Heading 6</h6>

Looks on web page like

This is Heading 1

This is Heading 2

This is Heading 3

This is Heading 4

This is Heading 5
This is Heading 6

Do not be confused

Heading are bigger and bolder then normal text on web page. Browsers automatically add some white space (margin) before and after the headings but this do not mean that heading can be used to make a text big and bold. Users skim your pages by its headings. It is important to use headings to show the document structure. <h1> headings should be used for main headings, followed by <h2> headings, then the less important <h3>, and so on. Heading can be nested but this is strongly 'not recommended'.

Example - 2

<h1>Type of Cars</h1>
<p>Maruti Swift Dezire</p>
<p>Honda City</p>
<p>Hundai Verna</p>
<p>Maruti Swift</p>
<p>Renault KWID</p>
<p>Hyundai Elite i20</p>
<p>Maruti Vitara Brezza</p>
<p>Hyundai Creta</p>
<p>Renault Captur</p>
<p>Hindustan Ambassador Limousine</p>
<p>Mahindra Scorpio Limousine</p>
<p>Hindustan Contessa Limousine</p>

Tips: Copy above code and paste in to your text editor. Save and run in to the browser then see what happens.

To make a text bold it is better to use <strong> tags instead of <b> like “I like <strong>Red</strong> color.” <strong> tags will render the “red” word as bold and it gives the text strong importance on web page.

Example - 3

<p>I like <h4>Red</h4> Color.</p>       Wrong Practice

<p>I like <strong style = "Color:red;">Red</strong> Color.</p>      Best Practice

Heading can be stylized?

Yes! Although all headings have default size but heading can be stylized with style attribute and CSS Like below example.

Example - 4

<h1 style = "font-family:ubuntu; color:#CCCCCC; font-size:42px;">This is Heading 1</h1>

Tips: Sometimes we require most important or least important heading look smaller or bigger than its default size then we can also use <big> and <small> elements also like <h1><small>This is Heading. </small></h1>

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