CSS Cheat Sheet

ByAbdul Habra
Version 0.11
DateSeptember 23, 2002
1. Introduction

This is a cheat sheet for creating Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files.

2. Usage

Reference myStyle.css from an HTML file:

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="myStyle.css">

Put this element in the <head> section of your HTML file. The only thing that you will change is the value of the hrefattribute to match your CSS file name.

Define an inline style to make the current P with blue foreground:

    <p style="color:blue">This is a blue paragraph</p>

Make H1 with blue foreground:

    h1 {color:blue}

Make H1 with yellow foreground and black background

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

Make H2, H3, and B with green foreground:

    h2,h3,b {color:green}

Make P bold and red:

    p {color:red; font-weight:bold}

Make B that occurs within a P blue:

    p b {color:blue}

Make two P classes, one with black font and one with red font:

    p.normal {color: black}
    p.error { color: red}

    To use in HTML:

    <p class="normal">this is a normal paragraph</p>
    <p class="error">this is an error paragraph</p>

Make a class with red and bold font, without attaching to a specific element

    .error1 { color:red; font-weight:bold }

    To use in HTML:

    <div class="error1">hello</div>

Make a class with red, bold, and large font, without attaching to a specific element

    .error2 { color:red; font-weight:bold; font-size:large }

    To use in HTML:

    <p class="error2">This uses error</p>
3. Interesting Properties

font-size:

 xx-small , x-small , small , medium , large , x-large , xx-large
 larger , smaller
 10px , 20pt , 0.5in

font-style:

 normal , italic , oblique

font-weight:

 normal , bold , bolder , lighter

font-family:

Example:

 font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif

  Means: Use Arial, if not available use Helvetica, if not available use sans-serif.

text-decoration: Draw a line with text.

 underline , overline , line-through

text-align:

 left , right , center , justify
4. Properties List

The following is a list of CSS1 properties:

background, background-attachment, background-color, background-image, background-position, background-repeat
border, border-bottom, border-bottom-width, border-color, border-left, border-left-width, border-right, border-right-width, border-style, border-top, border-top-width, border-width
clear
color
display
float
font, font-family, font-size, font-style, font-variant, font-weight
height
letter-spacing
line-height
list-style-image, list-style-position, list-style-type
margin, margin-bottom, margin-left, margin-right, margin-top
padding, padding-bottom, padding-left, padding-right, padding-top
text-align, text-decoration, text-indent, text-transform
white-space
width
word-spacing

The following are some CSS2 properties:

bottom, left, position, right, top, visibility, width, z-index.
5. References

1. CSS1 Recommendation: www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1

2. CSS2 Specification: www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/

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