Typography example

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This is 2nd level heading

This is a test paragraph.

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This is a test paragraph.

This is 4th level heading

This is a test paragraph.

This is 5th level heading

This is a test paragraph.

This is 6th level heading

This is a test paragraph.

Basic block level elements

This is a normal paragraph (p element).
To add some length to it, let us mention that this page was
primarily written for testing the effect of user style sheets.
You can use it for various other purposes as well, like just checking how
your browser displays various HTML elements by default.
It can also be useful when testing conversions from HTML
format to other formats, since some elements can go wrong then.

This is another paragraph. I think it needs to be added that
the set of elements tested is not exhaustive in any sense. I have selected
those elements for which it can make sense to write user style sheet rules,
in my opionion.

Code element

This is a div element. Authors may use such elements instead
of paragraph markup for various reasons.


This is a block quotation containing a single
paragraph. Well, not quite, since this is not really
quoted text, but I hope you understand the point. After all, this
page does not use HTML markup very normally anyway.


The following contains address information about the author, in an address

Jukka Korpela,
Päivänsäteenkuja 4 A, Espoo, Finland



This is a paragraph before an unnumbered list (ul). Note that
the spacing between a paragraph and a list before or after that is hard
to tune in a user style sheet. You can’t guess which paragraphs are
logically related to a list, e.g. as a “list header”.

  • One.
  • Two.
  • Three. Well, probably this list item should be longer. Note that
    for short items lists look better if they are compactly presented,
    whereas for long items, it would be better to have more vertical spacing between items.
  • Four. This is the last item in this list.
    Let us terminate the list now without making any more fuss about it.


The following is a menu list:

  • One.
  • Two.
  • Three. Well, probably this list item should be longer so that it will
    probably wrap to the next line in rendering.
  • Definition List

    This is a paragraph before a definition list (dl).
    In principle, such a list should consist of terms and associated
    But many authors use dl elements for fancy “layout” things. Usually the
    effect is not too bad, if you design user style sheet rules for dl
    which are suitable
    for real definition lists.

    see recursion
    recursion, indirect
    see indirect recursion
    indirect recursion
    see recursion, indirect
    a word or other expression taken into specific use in
    a well-defined meaning, which is often defined rather rigorously, even
    formally, and may differ quite a lot from an everyday meaning

    Text-level markup

    • CSS (an abbreviation;
      abbr markup used)
    • radar (an acronym; acronym markup
    • bolded (b markup used – just bolding with unspecified
    • big thing (big markup used)
    • large size (font size=6 markup used)
    • Courier font (font face=Courier markup used)
    • red text (font color=red markup used)
    • Origin of Species (a book title;
      cite markup used)
    • a[i] = b[i] + c[i); (computer code; code markup used)
    • here we have some
      text (del markup used)
    • an octet is an entity consisting of eight bits
      (dfn markup used for the term being defined)
    • this is very simple (em markup used for emphasizing
      a word)
    • Homo sapiens (should appear in italics; i markup used)
    • here we have some
      text (ins markup used)
    • type yes when prompted for an answer (kbd markup
      used for text indicating keyboard input)
    • Hello! (q markup used for quotation)
    • He said: She said Hello! (a quotation inside a quotation)
    • you may get the message Core dumped at times
      (samp markup used for sample output)
    • this is not that important
      (small markup used)
    • overstruck (strike markup used; note:
      s is a nonstandard synonym for strike)
    • this is highlighted text (strong
      markup used)
    • In order to test how subscripts and superscripts (sub and
      sup markup) work inside running text, we need some
      dummy text around constructs like x1 and H2O
      (where subscripts occur). So here is some fill so that
      you will (hopefully) see whether and how badly the subscripts
      and superscripts mess up vertical spacing between lines.
      Now superscripts: Mlle, 1st, and then some
      mathematical notations: ex, sin2 x,
      and some nested superscripts (exponents) too:
      ex2 and f(x)g(x)a+b+c
      (where 2 and a+b+c should appear as exponents of exponents).
    • text in monospace font (tt markup used)
    • underlined text (u markup used)
    • the command cat filename displays the
      file specified by the filename (var markup
      used to indicate a word as a variable).

    Some of the elements tested above are typically displayed in a monospace
    font, often using the same presentation for all of them. This
    tests whether that is the case on your browser:

    • This is sample text inside code markup
    • This is sample text inside kbd markup
    • This is sample text inside samp markup
    • This is sample text inside tt markup


    This is a text paragraph that contains some
    inline links. Generally, inline links (as opposite to e.g. links
    lists) are problematic
    from the
    usability perspective,
    but they may have use as
    “incidental”, less relevant links. See the document
    Links Want To Be Links.


    This is a form containing various fields (with some initial
    values (defaults) set, so that you can see how input text looks
    like without actually typing it):


    Reset Button

    Text input


    Radio Buttons

    The following two radio buttons are inside
    a fieldset element with a legend:


    Check Box

    The following two checkbox elements are inside
    a fieldset element with a legend:

    Check those that apply

    Dropdown Box

    Submit Button


    The following table has a caption. The first row and the first column
    contain table header cells (th elements) only; other cells
    are data cells (td elements), with align="right"

    Sample table: Areas of the Nordic countries, in sq km
    Country Total area Land area
    Denmark 43,070 42,370
    Finland 337,030 305,470
    Iceland 103,000 100,250
    Norway 324,220 307,860
    Sweden 449,964 410,928