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CSS Reference (based on MSDN and WC3 CSS reference)

Last updated: October 21st, 2001

Font | Color and Background | Text | Box | Classification | Positioning | Printing | Pseudo

- Font Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
font-family [font name or type] font-family: Verdana, Arial; Y
font-style normal | italic font-style:italic; Y
font-variant normal | small-caps font-variant:small-caps; Y
font-weight normal | bold font-weight:bold; Y
font-size [ xx-large | x-large | large | medium | small | x-small | xx-small ] | [ larger | smaller ] | percentage | length font-size:12pt; Y
font [ font-style || font-variant || font-weight ] ? font-size [ / line-height ] ? font-family font: bold 12pt Arial; Y

- Color and Background Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
color color color: red Y
background-color color | transparent background-color: yellow N*
background-image url | none background-image: url(house.jpg) N*
background-repeat repeat | repeat-x | repeat-y | no-repeat background-repeat: no-repeat N*
background-attachment scroll | fixed background-attachment: fixed N*
background-position [ position | length ] | {1,2} | [ top | center | bottom ] || [ left | center | right ] background-position: top center N*
background transparent | color || url || repeat || scroll || position background: silver url(house.jpg) repeat-y N*

* Starting in CSS2, the properties indicated above are inherited. 

- Text Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
letter-spacing normal | length letter-spacing:5pt Y
text-decoration none | underline | overline | line-through text-decoration:underline N
vertical-align sub | super | vertical-align:sub N
text-transform capitalize | uppercase | lowercase | none text-transform:lowercase N
text-align left | right | center | justify text-align:center N
text-indent length | percentage text-indent:25px N
line-height normal | number | length | percentage line-height:15pt N

- Box Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
margin-top length | percentage | auto margin-top:5px N
margin-right length | percentage | auto margin-right:5px N
margin-bottom length | percentage | auto margin-bottom:1em N
margin-left length | percentage | auto margin-left:5pt N
margin length | percentage | auto {1,4} margin: 10px 5px 10px 5px N
padding-top length | percentage padding-top:10% N
padding-right length | percentage padding-right:15px N
padding-bottom length | percentage padding-bottom:1.2em N
padding-left length | percentage padding-left:10pt; } N
padding length | percentage {1,4} padding: 10px 10px 10px 15px N
border-top-width thin | medium | thick | length border-top-width:thin N
border-right-width thin | medium | thick | length border-right-width:medium N
border-bottom-width thin | medium | thick | length border-bottom-width:thick N
border-left-width thin | medium | thick | length border-left-width:15px N
border-width thin | medium | thick | length {1,4} border-width: 3px 5px 3px 5px N
border-top-color color border-top-color:navajowhite N
border-right-color color border-right-color:whitesmoke N
border-bottom-color color border-bottom-color:black N
border-left-color color border-left-color:#C0C0C0 N
border-color color {1,4} border-color: green red white blue; } N
border-top-style none | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset border-top-style:solid N
border-right-style none | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset border-right-style:double N
border-bottom-style none | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset border-bottom-style:groove N
border-left-style none | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset border-left-style:none N
border-style none | solid | double | groove | ridge | inset | outset border-style:ridge; } N
border-top border-width | border-style | border-color border-top: medium outset red N
border-right border-width | border-style | border-color border-right: thick inset maroon N
border-bottom border-width | border-style | border-color border-bottom: 10px ridge gray N
border-left border-width | border-style | border-color border-left: 1px groove red N
border border-width | border-style | border-color border: thin solid blue N
float none | left | right float:none N
clear none | left | right | both clear:left N

- Classification Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
display none | block | inline | list-item display:none N
list-style-type disk | circle | square | decimal | lower-roman | upper-roman | lower-alpha | upper-alpha | none list-style-type:upper-alpha Y
list-style-image url | none list-style-image:url(icFile.gif) Y
list-style-position inside | outside list-style-position:inside Y
list-style keyword || position || url list-style: square outside url(icFolder.gif) Y

- Positioning Properties

Property Valid Values Example Applies to Inherited?
clip shape | auto clip:rect(0px 200px 200px 0px) all elements N
height length | auto height:200px DIV, SPAN and replaced elements N
left length | percentage | auto left:0px absolutely and relatively positioned elements N
overflow visible | hidden | scroll | auto overflow:scroll all elements N
position absolute| relative | static position:absolute all elements N
top length | percentage | auto top:0px absolutely and relatively positioned elements N
visibility visible | hidden | inherit visibility:visible all elements N
width length | percentage | auto width:80% DIV, SPAN and replaced elements N
z-index auto | integer z-index:-1 absolutely and relatively positioned elements N

- Printing Properties

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
page-break-before auto | always || left | right page-break-before:always N
page-break-after auto | always || left | right page-break-before:auto N

- Pseudo Classes

Property Valid Values Example Inherited?
cursor auto | crosshair | default | hand | move | e-resize | ne-resize | nw-resize | n-resize | se-resize | sw-resize | s-resize | w-resize | text | wait | help { cursor:hand; } Y
active, hover, link, visited n/a a:hover { color:red; } Y
first-letter, first-line any font manipulating declaration p:first-letter{
float:left;color:blue
}
.
N

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