How to Make Tiny Fonts on Tumblr

by Alan Sembera

Use can tiny fonts in your Tumblr posts to add an artistic effect or to reduce the size of disclaimers and other fine print. You can make text smaller by accessing the HTML editing option while typing a text post, and then adding special formatting tags to each paragraph. You can also reduce the font size when adding captions to images and other types of posts.

Begin a new Tumblr post or edit an existing post.

Add your text in the message area of a text post or in the caption area of other types of posts.

Click the "<html>" option above the text entry field. Tumblr displays the HTML code used for the text. The "<p>" and "</p>" tags represent the beginning and end of paragraphs.

Enclose the text you want to make smaller using the "<small>" and "</small>" tags. Both tags must be inside the "<p>" and "</p>" tags in the following manner:


Add extra "<small>" tags after the first to make the text even smaller. Each "<small>" tag reduces the font size by a point, so to reduce a 9-point font to 6 points, for example, add a total of three "<small>" tags, so that the final code looks like this:

<p><small ><small><small>Text</small></small></small></p>

Repeat for any additional paragraphs you want to make smaller.

Click "<html>" to leave the HTML view. Tumblr's posting window doesn't display small fonts, so the effects of your changes won't be fully visible.

Click "Post," and then check the post on your blog to see the smaller fonts.

About the Author

Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana. His professional career includes stints as a computer tech, information editor and income tax preparer. Sembera now writes full time about business and technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Texas A&M University.

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