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text formatting

This text is styled with some of the text formatting properties. The heading uses the text-align, text-transform, and color properties. The paragraph is indented, aligned, and the space between characters is specified. The underline is removed from this colored "Try it Yourself" link.


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Text Color

The color property is used to set the color of the text. The color is specified by:

  • a color name - like "red"
  • a HEX value - like "#ff0000"
  • an RGB value - like "rgb(255,0,0)"

Look at CSS Color Values for a complete list of possible color values.

The default text color for a page is defined in the body selector.

Example

body {
  color: blue;
}

h1 {
  color: green;
}
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Note: For W3C compliant CSS: If you define the color property, you must also define the background-color.


Text Color and Background Color

In this example, we define both the background-color property and the color property:

Example

body {
  background-color: lightgrey;
  color: blue;
}

h1 {
  background-color: black;
  color: white;
}
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