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HTML Styles

The HTML Style Attribute

Setting the style of an HTML element, can be done with the style attribute.

The HTML style attribute has the following syntax:<tagname style=”property:value;“>

The property is a CSS property. The value is a CSS value.


Background Color

The CSS background-color property defines the background color for an HTML element.

This example sets the background color for a page to powderblue:

Example

<body style=”background-color:powderblue;”>

<h1>This is a heading</h1>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>

</body>


Text Color

The CSS color property defines the text color for an HTML element:

Example

<h1 style=”color:blue;”>This is a heading</h1>
<p style=”color:red;”>This is a paragraph.</p>


Fonts

The CSS font-family property defines the font to be used for an HTML element:

Example

<h1 style=”font-family:verdana;”>This is a heading</h1>
<p style=”font-family:courier;”>This is a paragraph.</p>


Text Size

The CSS font-size property defines the text size for an HTML element:

Example

<h1 style=”font-size:300%;”>This is a heading</h1>
<p style=”font-size:160%;”>This is a paragraph.</p>


 Text Alignment

The CSS text-align property defines the horizontal text alignment for an HTML element:

Example

<h1 style=”text-align:center;”>Centered Heading</h1>
<p style=”text-align:center;”>Centered paragraph.</p>


Chapter Summary

  • Use the style attribute for styling HTML elements
  • Use background-color for background color
  • Use color for text colors
  • Use font-family for text fonts
  • Use font-size for text sizes
  • Use text-align for text alignment