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HTML Styling

Every HTML element has a default style (background color is white and text color is black).

Changing the default style of an HTML element, can be done with the style attribute.

This example changes the default background color from white to lightgrey:

Example

<body style="background-color:lightgrey">

<h1>This is a heading</h1>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>

</body>

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Note The bgcolor attribute, supported in older versions of HTML, is not valid in HTML5.

The HTML Style Attribute

The HTML style attribute has the following syntax:

style="property:value"

The property is a CSS property. The value is a CSS value.

Note You will learn more about CSS later in this tutorial.

HTML Text Color

The color property defines the text color to be used for an HTML element:

Example

<h1 style="color:blue">This is a heading</h1>
<p style="color:red">This is a paragraph.</p>

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HTML Fonts

The font-family property defines the font to be used for an HTML element:

Example

<h1 style="font-family:verdana">This is a heading</h1>
<p style="font-family:courier">This is a paragraph.</p>

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Note The <font> tag, supported in older versions of HTML, is not valid in HTML5.

HTML Text Size

The font-size property defines the text size to be used for an HTML element:

Example

<h1 style="font-size:300%">This is a heading</h1>
<p style="font-size:160%">This is a paragraph.</p>

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HTML Text Alignment

The text-align property defines the horizontal text alignment for an HTML element:

Example

<h1 style="text-align:center">Centered Heading</h1>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>

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Note The <center> tag, supported in older versions of HTML, is not valid in HTML5.

Chapter Summary

  • Use the style attribute for styling HTML elements
  • Use background-color for background color
  • Use color for text colors
  • Use font-family for text fonts
  • Use font-size for text sizes
  • Use text-align for text alignment

Test Yourself with Exercises!

Exercise 1 »  Exercise 2 »  Exercise 3 »  Exercise 4 »  Exercise 5 »  Exercise 6 »



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