Element, Class, and ID Selectors in CSS

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Identify the correct context in which to apply element, class, and ID selectors.

Use span and div tags to markup text in an HTML document.

Write CSS code using element, class, and ID selectors.

Clock1 hour 10 minutes
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this intermediate-level course you will explore and compare CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) selectors. As HTML is used to add content to a website, CSS is used to make that content visually appealing to website visitors. This course focuses on helping you identify how and when to use element, class, and ID selectors to enhance the appearance of text on a website’s pages. CSS is a very powerful tool and gaining more control over the visual aspects of textual data on a website is a great first step in harnessing that power. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Cascading Style Sheets (CCS)CSS SelectorCSS Class SelectorCSS Element SelectorCss ID Selector

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. What is a selector?

  2. The Element Selector

  3. Span and Div

  4. The Class Selector

  5. The ID Selector

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In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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