The <big> tag was discontinued in HTML5 while <small> tag is still in handy because <small> tag is frequently used to represent small prints like footnotes, copyright notices, comments etc. Many alternatives for <big> tag are already available such as <h1>, <h2> and so on. In HTML5 instead of using <big>, you can use CSS to create larger texts.
<big> Tag: The HTML <big> tag makes the one size bigger font in the HTML document. Small is converted to medium, medium is converted to large and similarly large is converted to x-large.
<big> Text... </big>
<small> Tag: The HTML <small> tag defines smaller text. It makes text one font smaller than the available text. x-large is converted to large, large is converted to medium, and similarly medium is converted to small.
<small> Text... </small>
The <big> and <small> tags have the following browser support:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer