Text Styles

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Text Color

The 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"

Example

body {color:blue;}
h1 {color:#00ff00;}
h2 {color:rgb(255,0,0);}



Text Alignment

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).

Example

h1 {text-align:center;}
p.date {text-align:right;}
p.main {text-align:justify;}



Text Decoration

The 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:

Example

a {text-decoration:none;}
It can also be used to decorate text:

Example

h1 {text-decoration:overline;}
h2 {text-decoration:line-through;}
h3 {text-decoration:underline;}
h4 {text-decoration:blink;}

Text Transformation

The 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.

Example

p.uppercase {text-transform:uppercase;}
p.lowercase {text-transform:lowercase;}
p.capitalize {text-transform:capitalize;}



Text Indentation

The text-indentation property is used to specify the indentation of the first line of a text.

Example

p {text-indent:50px;}



CSS Text Properties

PropertyDescription
colorSets the color of text
directionSpecifies the text direction/writing direction
letter-spacingIncreases or decreases the space between characters in a text
line-heightSets the line height
text-alignSpecifies the horizontal alignment of text
text-decorationSpecifies the decoration added to text
text-indentSpecifies the indentation of the first line in a text-block
text-shadowSpecifies the shadow effect added to text
text-transformControls the capitalization of text
unicode-bidi
vertical-alignSets the vertical alignment of an element
white-spaceSpecifies how white-space inside an element is handled
word-spacingIncreases or decreases the space between words in a text