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CSS Commands list

Stephan (VS)

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I FOund Something for the inexperienced (like me) :blink:


Here's A list of commands when editing Stylesheet.css


Please feel free add any others you found usefull.


General commands

background-color -Specifies background color. Hex value or color name or transparent.

background-image -Sets url of background image.

background-repeat -Sets repeat (default), repeat-x (repeats along the x-axis), repeat-y (repeats along y-axis) or no-repeat.

background Any or all of the above


Font-related commands

font-weight -Specifies the weight of the font. Values: Normal, bold, bolder, lighter, 100, 200,[...],900.

font-size -Specifies size of font, measured in pixels, points, ems, xms or xx-small, x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large.

font-family -Specifies which font to display. It's always wise to include standard Windows and Mac fonts here, to be sure that they display

somewhat correctly in different browsers.

font-variant -Normal or small-caps

font-style -Specifies font style: Normal, italic or oblique

font -Any or all of the above

color -Specifies color of font


Text-related commands

text-decoration -Specifies text-decoration: none, underline, overline, line-through, blink.

text-transform -Manipulates text into one of the following: none, capitalize, uppercase, lowercase.

text-align -Specifies how the text should be aligned: left, right, center, justify

text-indent -Specifies how much the text should indent. Measurement(px, pt, %).

text -Any or all of the above

vertical-align baseline, super, sub, top, text-top, middle-bottom, text-bottom.

letter-spacing -Specifies space between letters. Measurement (px, pt, %)

word-spacing -Specifies space between words. Measurement (px, pt, %)

color -Specifies color of text


Link-related commands

:hover -This is placed in your class or ID tag, for example a:hover, a.link:hover. Specifies which attributes to apply to selection

when user moves his or her mouse moves over it.

:visited -Placed in the same way as :hover, specifies the color of visited links.

:active -Similar to the two above, specifies color of active link.


Box commands

border-width -Specifies width of border around your box. Measurement, thick, medium, thin.

border-color -Specifies color of your box.

border-style -Specifies style of border around your box. None, dotted, dashed, solid, double, groove, ridge, inset, outset.

border -Any or all of the above

width, height -Specifies width and height of your box in pixels.

margin-top, margin-left, margin-right, margin-bottom Measurement. Specifies margins.

float -Placement of box - right, left, none

clear -Clear area of box - right, left, none, both


beerman -Make a tiny blue man sit an look at youm can be placed in header or footer. Only works if you've been awake working on osc for

28 hours and it's 5am again. :blink:

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious"

- Albert Einstein

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W3Schools is by far the best resource for learning CSS. It even gives you a little playground with each example for you to try your new found skill.


I've been a web developer for over 5 years, but even I sometimes found myself back at W3Schools to check up on exactly the right syntax.

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