On the printed page, people are accustomed to seeing portions that have been marked by a highlighter--you can achieve the same effect with HTML highlight text on your Web page using a Style attribute and BACKGROUND-COLOR. For example, this HTML code inserts a yellow background on the word "next".
<P>The due date is <FONT
style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: yellow">next </FONT>week.</P>
Recent versions of Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer support the background color style.