This text is styled with some of the text formatting properties. The heading uses the text-align, text-transform, and color properties. The paragraph is indented, aligned, and the space between characters is specified.
The color property is used to set the color of the text.
With CSS, a color is most often specified by:
Look at CSS Color Values for a complete list of possible color values.
The default text color for a page is defined in the body selector.
Note: For W3C compliant CSS: If you define the color property, you must also define the background-color.
The text-align property is used to set the horizontal alignment of a text.
A text can be left or right aligned, centered, or justified.
The following example shows center aligned, and left and right aligned text (left alignment is default if text direction is left-to-right, and right alignment is default if text direction is right-to-left):
When the text-align property 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):
The text-decoration property is used to set or remove decorations from text.
The value text-decoration: none; is often used to remove underlines from links:
The other text-decoration values are used to decorate text:
Note: It is not recommended to underline text that is not a link, as this often confuses the reader.
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:
The text-indent property is used to specify the indentation of the first line of a text:
The letter-spacing property is used to specify the space between the characters in a text.
The following example demonstrates how to increase or decrease the space between characters:
The line-height property is used to specify the space between lines:
The direction property is used to change the text direction of an element:
The word-spacing property is used to specify the space between the words in a text.
The following example demonstrates how to increase or decrease the space between words:
The text-shadow property adds shadow to text.
The following example specifies the position of the horizontal shadow (3px), the position of the vertical shadow (2px) and the color of the shadow (red):
text-shadow: 3px 2px red;
|color||Sets the color of text|
|direction||Specifies the text direction/writing direction|
|letter-spacing||Increases or decreases the space between characters in a text|
|line-height||Sets the line height|
|text-align||Specifies the horizontal alignment of text|
|text-decoration||Specifies the decoration added to text|
|text-indent||Specifies the indentation of the first line in a text-block|
|text-shadow||Specifies the shadow effect added to text|
|text-transform||Controls the capitalization of text|
|text-overflow||Specifies how overflowed content that is not displayed should be signaled to the user|
|unicode-bidi||Used together with the direction property to set or return whether the text should be overridden to support multiple languages in the same document|
|vertical-align||Sets the vertical alignment of an element|
|white-space||Specifies how white-space inside an element is handled|
|word-spacing||Increases or decreases the space between words in a text|