The CSS Type Selector

How do we specify an type selector?

  • You can use the name of a single HTML element as a selector. This is then considered as a Type Selector.
  • Type Selector is perhaps the most simplest of all selectors:
    div {color:red; font-size:12px; line-height:15px;}

    With this CSS rule in effect, any HTML code containing an div element on the web page is automatically rendered in 12-pixel font size, colored red and have a 15 pixel line height.
    Example of a Type selector:
    <html>
      <head>
        <style type="text/css">
     /* By the way: CSS comments can be written in this way */
          h1 {background-color: lightgrey;}
          /* This CSS rule will give all h1 elements
               a lightgrey background color */
          div {color: blue; font-size: 20px;
                  border: 1px solid blue;}
          /* This CSS rule will give all div elements  a blue color,
              a 20 pixel font size and
              a blue solid border that is 1 pixel thick */
          p {color: green; font-size: 14px;  margin-left: 20px;}
         /* This CSS rule will give all p elements  a green color,
             a 14 pixel font size and a 20 pixel left margin*/
        </style>
      </head>
      <body>
        <h1>This is the header (h1) text</h1>
        <p>This is a paragraph text. </p>
        <div>
          Text inside the div tag follow all preset defaults.
          <p>This is a paragraph text inside a div element</p>
        </div>
      </body>
    </html>


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