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HTML Styles

The HTML style attribute is used to add styles to an element, such as color, font, size, and more.


I am Red

I am Blue

I am Big

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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.


Set the background color for a page to powderblue:

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

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

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Set background color for two different elements:


<h1 style="background-color:powderblue;">This is a heading</h1>
<p style="background-color:tomato;">This is a paragraph.</p>

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Text Color

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


<h1 style="color:blue;">This is a heading</h1>
<p style="color:red;">This is a paragraph.</p>
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The CSS font-family property defines the font to be used for an HTML element:


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

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


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

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


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

HTML Exercises

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Use the correct HTML attribute, and CSS, to set the color of the paragraph to "blue".

<p =";">This is a paragraph.</p>

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