HTML Styles

Example:

I am Red


I am Blue


I am Big

The HTML Style Attribute

Setting the style of an HTML element, can be done with the style attribute.

The HTML style attribute has the following syntax:

<tagname style="property:value;">
The property is a CSS property. The value is a CSS value. You will learn more about CSS later in this tutorial.

HTML Background Color

The background-color property defines the background color for an HTML element.

This example sets the background color for a page to powderblue:

Example:

<body style="background-
color:powderblue;">
<h1>This is a heading</h1>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>
</body>

HTML Text Color

The color property defines the text color for an HTML element:

Example:

<h1 style="color:blue;">
This is a heading</h1>
<p style="color:red;">
This is a paragraph.</p>

HTML Fonts

The font-family property defines the font to be used for an HTML element:

Example:

<h1 style="font-family:verdana;">
This is a heading</h1>
<p style="font-family:courier;">
This is a paragraph.</p>

HTML Text Size

The font-size property defines the text size for an HTML element:

Example:

<h1 style="font-size:300%;">
This is a heading</h1>
<p style="font-size:160%;">
This is a paragraph.</p>

HTML Text Alignment

The text-align property defines the horizontal text alignment for an HTML element:

Example:

<h1 style="text-align:center;">
Centered Heading</h1>
<p style="text-align:center;">
Centered paragraph.</p>

Chapter Summary

  • Use the style attribute for styling HTML elements
  • Use background-color for background color
  • Use color for text colors
  • Use font-family for text fonts
  • Use font-size for text sizes
  • Use text-align for text alignment