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CSS Specificity: A Detailed Guide (Incl. Best Practices, Examples)

Posted by Torque Mag on September 21, 2021 at 9:21 am
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CSS specificity is an important tool in the arsenal of web designers and developers and anyone who changes the design of their site by playing around with cascading style sheets. If you have ever been in the situation that you just couldn’t get an element to behave or a look the way you wanted it to, you have likely felt its power. But, wouldn’t it be great to harness CSS specificity for your own gains rather than feel at the mercy of it? If you just nodded empathetically, then you have come to the right place. Right here, right now, we will go over this important concept so you can use it to control the look and feel of your website and WordPress theme instead of the other way around. Understanding CSS Specificity: A CSS Crash Course So, what exactly is it that we are talking about when we say CSS specificity? The short version is that it’s how the browser decides which property value applies to which element on the page. To understand this process, you first need to understand how CSS works in general. For that, let’s first settle on some terminology. Here’s a typical piece of CSS…

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