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"


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).


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:


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


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.


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.


p {text-indent:50px;}

CSS Text Properties

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
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