The border-style property specifies what kind of border to display.
None of the border properties will have ANY effect unless the border-style property is set!
Try it yourself: Set the style of the border
The border-width property is used to set the width of the border.
The width is set in pixels, or by using one of the three pre-defined values: thin, medium, or thick.
Note: The "border-width" property does not work if it is used alone. Use the "border-style" property to set the borders first.
The border-color property is used to set the color of the border. The color can be set by:
You can also set the border color to "transparent".
Note: The "border-color" property does not work if it is used alone. Use the "border-style" property to set the borders first.
In CSS it is possible to specify different borders for different sides:
The example above can also be set with a single property:
The border-style property can have from one to four values.
The border-style property is used in the example above. However, it also works with border-width and border-color.
As you can see from the examples above, there are many properties to consider when dealing with borders.
To shorten the code, it is also possible to specify all the individual border properties in one property. This is called a shorthand property.
The border property is a shorthand for the following individual border properties:
All the top border properties
in one declaration
This example demonstrates a shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the top border in one declaration.
the style of the bottom border
This example demonstrates how to set the style of the bottom border.
Set the width of the
This example demonstrates how to set the width of the left border.
Set the color of the four
This example demonstrates how to set the color of the four borders. It can have from one to four colors.
the color of the right border
This example demonstrates how to set the color of the right border.
|border||Sets all the border properties in one declaration|
|border-bottom||Sets all the bottom border properties in one declaration|
|border-bottom-color||Sets the color of the bottom border|
|border-bottom-style||Sets the style of the bottom border|
|border-bottom-width||Sets the width of the bottom border|
|border-color||Sets the color of the four borders|
|border-left||Sets all the left border properties in one declaration|
|border-left-color||Sets the color of the left border|
|border-left-style||Sets the style of the left border|
|border-left-width||Sets the width of the left border|
|border-right||Sets all the right border properties in one declaration|
|border-right-color||Sets the color of the right border|
|border-right-style||Sets the style of the right border|
|border-right-width||Sets the width of the right border|
|border-style||Sets the style of the four borders|
|border-top||Sets all the top border properties in one declaration|
|border-top-color||Sets the color of the top border|
|border-top-style||Sets the style of the top border|
|border-top-width||Sets the width of the top border|
|border-width||Sets the width of the four borders|
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