Well, in traditional print, bold, caps, italics (the professional term for "slant") appear to be frowned on. When they are employed, they aren't always employed the way I find logical: for example, the word before the one I'd consider naturally emphasized being bolded or put into italics.
Online, I've tried a variety of things. Italics, I find, don't work very well, since italics, the same way as serif fonts, were developed for "on paper" reading and don't work as well on screen, because screens are based on pixel display, not ink flow.
So, my personal solutions - which I have refrained from using here but guess will from now on - have been either bold (I do wish there was something like a medium or semi bold;the current bold attribute produces a more heavy text than I really like) or CAPS or, in extreme cases BOLDED CAPS - with the last really being similar to one of those heavy duty road work jack hammers.
They kind of tool you'd use when you really, really have to drive the message home - and suspect that anything less than "hit 'em over the head multiple times" won't work. Not really one of my favourites; I prefer more subtle approaches.
Anyhow, that's just what I do - I, to, am curious about others approaches.
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Last edited by Panthere Noir; 03-09-2006 at 04:30 AM..