HTML and CSS Reference
The font-weight property controls the weight, or thickness, of the char-
acters in a font.
■ normal | bold : Keywords representing normal weight type (default)
and bolded type
■ bolder | lighter : Sets a weight relative to the weight inherited from
the parent element
■ 100 to 900 : A nine-step scale, in increments of 100, ranging from thin
(100) to black (900)
Though a nine-step scale for font weights is defined, browsers typi-
cally display only two distinct steps—normal (400) and bold (700).
Some typefaces are designed with several variant character sets, includ-
ing a set of small caps shapes. The font-variant allows selection of this
alternate set of characters.
■ normal : Selects the normal variant of a font face (default).
■ small-caps : Selects the small caps variant of a font face. If none exists,
small caps are simulated.
The style of the font is declared using the font-style property.
■ normal : Normal, upright, type (default).
■ italic : Italicized type.
■ oblique : Oblique type. If no oblique style is provided for a typeface,
italic may be used.