Usage Recommendation
Moving to Styles
This effect is done better with styles. See Setting the Font of the Whole Page


This information is presented for the sake of completion and historical accuracy. Don't use the <BASEFONT ...> tag. It will make your life difficult. See Break the <FONT> Habit for an easy tutorial on styles. If you would like to learn how to set the font for the entire page see Setting the Font of the Whole Page.

<BASEFONT ...> sets the default size of fonts on the web page. For example, to set the default size as 7 you would use this code:

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<BASEFONT ...> can also be used to set the default face and color of fonts, but it is unreliably supported for this purpose.