Tag <BASEFONT> is used to define font, size and colour of the text by default. The indicated values will be used in the whole document except tag <FONT>. In this case tag parameters of design can be redefined. The use of tag in the package <HEAD> or <BODY> is admitted, moreover even several times. It allows changing the view of the font for some part of the document.
Closing tag
Is not required.
color defines the colour of the text
facedefines the typeface
size defines the size of the font in standard units
The Description of Tag <BASEFONT> Parameters
COLOR Parameter
Defines the colour of the text on the web page.
The colour value can be defined in two ways.
    1. By its title.
    Browsers support some colours by their titles.
    2. By hexadecimal value.
    The numbers in the hexadecimal code are used for defining the colours. Hexadecimal system is based on the number 16. The numbers will be the following: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F. The numbers from 10 to 15 are substituted for Latin letters. The numbers more than 15 in hexadecimal system are formed by addition two numbers to one.
Analogue CSS
Default value
The colour which is defined in browser by default.
FACE Parameter
Defines the font family, which will be used for designing of the content. The list of fonts may include one or several titles, which are separated by commas. If there is a blank in the title of the font, it must be put in quotes. When the browser deals with the first font from the list, it checks the presence of the user at PC. If there is not such font, the next title from the list is used and also the check of the user takes place.
Any number of font titles, which are separated by commas. The universal type families:
serif – fonts with serif, the Times type; sans-serif – cut fonts (without serifs or grotesque), typical representative – Arial; cursive – italic fonts; fantasy – decorative font; monospace – fixed-pitch fonts.
Default value
The font which is defined in the browser by default. It is Times New Roman usually.
SIZE Parameter
The SIZE parameter defines the size of the font in standard units.
The value can be from 1 to 7. The font size may be indicated as both an absolute value and relative value.
Default value
The size which is defined in the browser by default. It is 3 usually.
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