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CSS: Style inheritance

When you use styles in CSS, it often affects not only the element for which the style is specified but also the tags attached to it. Such styles are called inherited styles. The font-size style from the last lesson is inherited - it will apply to all nested tags.

<div style="font-size: 20px;">
  The text's font size is 20 pixels.

  <p>The nested paragraph will also have a font size of 20 pixels.</p>
</div>
The text's font size is 20 pixels.

The nested paragraph will also have a font size of 20 pixels.

In addition to the styles that are inherited for all nested tags, CSS has many styles that are unique to the element to which they are applied.

One such property is border, which allows you to set a border around the element. But that same frame won't be copied for every internal element.

<div style="border: 2px solid #000;">
  The block will have a border with a width of 2 pixels

  <p>And the paragraph will not have its own border. If necessary, it can be set separately</p>
  <p style="border: 1px solid #000;">For example, like this</p>
</div>
The block will have a border with a width of 2 pixels

And the paragraph will not have its own border. If necessary, it can be set separately

For example, like this

Instructions

Add the <div></div> tag to the editor and, using the attributes, set the font size to 20 pixels. Inside the <div> tag, enclose a paragraph with a font size of 10 pixels

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Definitions

  • Inherited properties - are properties that are set not only for an element, but for all elements within it, including nested ones


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