color property is used to set the color of the text.
With CSS, a color is most often specified by:
- a HEX value - like "#ff0000"
- an RGB value - like "rgb(255,0,0)"
- a color name - like "red"
Look at CSS Color Values for a complete list of possible color values.
The default color for a page is defined in the body selector.
|Note: For W3C compliant CSS: If you define the
text-align property is used to set the horizontal alignment of a text.
Text can be centered, or aligned to the left or right, or justified.
When text-align is set to "justify", each line is stretched so that every line has equal width, and the left and right margins are straight (like in magazines and newspapers).
text-decoration property is used to set or remove decorations from text.
The text-decoration property is mostly used to remove underlines from links for design purposes:
It can also be used to decorate text:
|Note: It is not recommended to underline text that is not a link, as this often confuses users.|
text-transform property is used to specify uppercase and lowercase letters in a text.
It can be used to turn everything into uppercase or lowercase letters, or capitalize the first letter of each word.
text-indent property is used to specify the indentation of the first line of a text.
Specify the space between characters
This example demonstrates how to increase or decrease the space between characters.
Specify the space between lines
This example demonstrates how to specify the space between the lines in a paragraph.
Set the text direction of an element
This example demonstrates how to change the text direction of an element.
Increase the white space between words
This example demonstrates how to increase the white space between words in a paragraph.
Disable text wrapping inside an element
This example demonstrates how to disable text wrapping inside an element.
Vertical alignment of an image
This example demonstrates how to set the vertical align of an image in a text.
Add shadow to text
This example demonstrates how to add shadow to text.
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All CSS Text Properties
|color||Sets the color of text|
|direction||Specifies the text direction/writing direction|
|letter-spacing||Increases or decreases the space between characters in a text|
|line-height||Sets the line height|
|text-align||Specifies the horizontal alignment of text|
|text-decoration||Specifies the decoration added to text|
|text-indent||Specifies the indentation of the first line in a text-block|
|text-shadow||Specifies the shadow effect added to text|
|text-transform||Controls the capitalization of text|
|unicode-bidi||Used together with the direction property to set or return whether the text should be overridden to support multiple languages in the same document|
|vertical-align||Sets the vertical alignment of an element|
|white-space||Specifies how white-space inside an element is handled|
|word-spacing||Increases or decreases the space between words in a text|