Text Color

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

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

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

Example
Code:
body {color:blue;}
h1 {color:#00ff00;}
h2 {color:rgb(255,0,0);}
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For W3C compliant CSS: If you define the color property, you must also define the background-color property.


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

Code:
h1 {text-align:center;}
p.date {text-align:right;}
p.main {text-align:justify;}
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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
Code:
a {text-decoration:none;}
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It can also be used to decorate text:



Example
Code:
h1 {text-decoration:overline;}
h2 {text-decoration:line-through;}
h3 {text-decoration:underline;}
h4 {text-decoration:blink;}
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It is not recommended to underline text that is not a link, as this often confuses users.


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

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

Example
Code:
p {text-indent:50px;}
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