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CSS Selectors

February 13, 2023
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Have you ever heard the phrase “location, location, location”? 🏠 Well, in CSS, it’s all about “selectors, selectors, selectors”! Selectors are the essential tools that help you target specific HTML elements on your website and apply styles to them.

Think of selectors as secret agents 🕵️‍♂️ who scout out specific HTML elements on your website and report back to you, allowing you to control how they look. Without selectors, CSS would be like trying to drive a car with no steering wheel—it just wouldn’t work!

So, what are the different types of selectors? Let’s take a look:

  1. Element Selectors: These selectors target specific HTML elements, such as headings (h1, h2, etc.), paragraphs (p), and lists (ul, li). For example, the following code targets all headings (h1) on your website and makes their text color blue:
h1 {
  color: blue;
}
  1. Class Selectors: These selectors target elements with a specific class attribute. Classes are used to apply styles to multiple elements, making it easy to maintain your website’s look and feel. For example, the following code targets all elements with the class “highlight” and makes their text color yellow:
.highlight {
  color: yellow;
}
  1. ID Selectors: These selectors target elements with a specific id attribute. IDs are unique to each element on a web page and are used to apply styles to a specific element. For example, the following code targets the element with the id “special” and makes its background color pink:
#special {
  background-color: pink;
}
  1. Universal Selectors: These selectors target all elements on a web page. For example, the following code sets the default font for all elements on the web page:
* {
  font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
}

With these selectors in your toolkit, you’re ready to take control of your website’s style! 💪 Don’t be afraid to experiment with different selectors and see how they change your web page’s appearance. You can have access to all selectors in the world from this page here. Remember, CSS is all about having fun and being creative! 🎨

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