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Create extra-bold text to match a corporate logo

Added on Thursday 16th of September 2010 03:54 am EST

Recently, I’ve acquired a new client. Whenever the company name appears in print, the first part of the name is supposed to be bold, while the second part is supposed to be extra-bold. Is there a trick I can use to achieve this effect?

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) appears to offer a solution to your problem in the form of the font-weight property. By assigning this property to text, you specify the weight (or thickness) of the characters on a scale from 100 to 900, as shown here:

<span style=”font-weight:
<span style=”font-weight:
The problem with this technique is that the visitor must have a font installed with multiple weights—not just normal and bold—and that font must be used to display your text. Otherwise, he won’t see any distinction bet...