Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Types of Online Word Emphasis

  • *Surrounding asterisks* - my chosen means of accenting a word in a post
  • ALL-CAPS - I use this occasionally, more often in humorous posts.
  • Bold - I don't like bold -- it doesn't stand out as much as I would like.
  • Italics - Don't use this much, either. I remember noting the nice of use of italics for emphasis in The Catcher in the Rye, but I reserve italics on my blog for titles of albums and books (hey, did you notice I italicized a book title in this very sentence??!).
  • Underline - Looks too much like a * hyperlink .
  • Blinking - I don't want you to kill me.

* Sorry, that wasn't a link. This one is really, I promise!



Comrade Kevin said...

What if you combined bold, italic, and underlining together!

Freida Bee said...

What about increasing text size? I know it's overrated, but I really like it.