HTML Styles

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.

You will learn more about CSS later in this tutorial.

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:

 

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

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

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

</body>

</html>

This is a heading

This is a paragraph.

Text Color

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

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<body>

 

<h1 style=”color:blue;”>This is a heading</h1>

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

 

</body>

</html>

This is a heading

This is a paragraph.

Fonts

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

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<body>

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

</body>

</html>

 

This is a heading

This is a paragraph.

Text Size

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

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<body>

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

</body>

</html>

 

This is a heading

This is a paragraph.

 Text Alignment

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

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<body>

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

</body>

</html>

Centered Heading

Centered paragraph.

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

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<body>


<p>I am normal</p>

<p style=”color:red;”>I am red</p>

<p style=”color:blue;”>I am blue</p>

<p style=”font-size:50px;”>I am big</p>


</body>

</html>


I am normal

I am red

I am blue

I am big