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CSS Selectors: Uses And Types

CSS Selectors: Uses And Types

The internet is a place of knowledge, information, and entertainment, but for us at Beluga, it’s also a place of beauty. At first, the web was white and blue, with few decorative elements. CSS changed everything, making webpages stand out. Today we’ll discuss CSS selectors — what are they and how you’ll be able to use them to your advantage.

CSS Selectors

In simple language, CSS is a language. A language that lets you add a little pizzazz to your pages, affecting the fonts, the colors, and the overall layout. Like any language, CSS can be hard to master, and especially the so-called selectors — a way to choose and select a specific element you want to apply a style to it.

SCC selector types

There are a lot of different selector types. Let’s go over some of them.

  • Class Selectors: they allow you to select a certain class attribute (for grouping similar elements) and change them
  • Element selectors: they allow you to change a group of elements based on their names
  • ID selectors: they allow you to select certain elements based on their ID, like a header
  • Adjacent sibling selectors: these are elements that are located close to each other in the code
  • Descendant selectors: they are selectors that are nested inside elements.
  • Attribute selectors: these are selectors that have certain attributes, like links that lead to certain files.

That’s not all, of course, but that is often the situation when learning a new language: just when you think you’ve mastered it, some new difficulty arises. But now you must have a general idea of what CSS is and how to utilize it to your advantage.

What are CSS Advanced selectors?

Basic selectors are good, but advanced ones have more precision and flexibility. They are separated into different types: child selectors, attribute selectors, pseudo-element selectors, etc. Advanced selectors offer more control of your styles which results in better-looking websites.

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