I need to make a piece of text styled in bold but I need it bolder than usual bold. It's all about how to make the bolded text even bolder. I know there's a style rule which theoretically provides that but it doesn't seem to work. Anything above font-weight: bold or 700 doesn't make any difference.
Do you know any other ways of making a text bolder? What does it depend on?
It depends on a typeface having multiple weights, with each weight being mapped to a css numerical weight. Even then, browsers don't apply weights consistently, or don't understand the relationship that two fonts on a system are normal and bold variants of the same face.
Given the availability of fonts on most users computers (see www.codestyle.org for survey results), the only rule I can see working is to use arial for normal, bold it for em and specify arial black for strong.