Introduction to CSS Part I
A class selector is a type of selector used to select and style elements with a specific class attribute. It is identified by the
. symbol followed by the class attribute value.
In this example, the class selector is
.warning, which is used to select elements with a class attribute of warning. The style rules inside the curly braces will be applied to these elements.
class selectors can select and style multiple elements on a single HTML page. This makes them very useful for creating reusable styles that can be applied to multiple elements.
In this example, both the
.error selectors are
class selectors. They make it easy to style multiple elements on the same page, allowing you to create different styles for different types of messages quickly.
You can also use the
class selector and other selectors to create more specific rules.
In this example, the
#header .warning selector selects all the elements with a
class attribute of warning that are descendants of an element with the id attribute of
header. This allows you to apply styles to the elements with the " warning " class within the " header " element.
One potential downside of using
class selectors is that they can make your CSS code more complex, as you may have to create and maintain multiple class selectors for different styles. However, the ability to reuse styles across multiple elements can make up for this complexity in many cases.