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CSS Syntax

A CSS rule set contains a selector and a declaration block.

CSS Syntax

CSS Syntax rule consists of a selector, property, and its value. 

Selector

The selector points to the HTML element you want to style. It could be any tag like <h1>, <p> etc.

Declaration

The declaration block can contain one or more declarations separated by a semicolon. For example color: yellow; font-size: 11 px;

Declaration blocks are surrounded by curly braces.

Each declaration contains a property name and value, separated by a colon.

Property

A Property is a type of attribute of HTML element. It could be color, border etc.

Value

Values are assigned to CSS properties. For example, value “yellow” can be assigned to color property.

Example

h1 {
  color: blue;
  text-align: right;
}

Explanation

  • h1 is a selector in CSS (it points to the HTML element you want to style: <h1>).
  • color is a property, and blue is the property value
  • text-align is a property, and right is the property value