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How To Use An Inline Style In An HTML Tag

In this tutorial you will learn how to code an inline style for an HTML tag. You would use this type of style when you want to control a special area of your webpage differently from the way you have set the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for the rest of the webpage. Let's look at an example.

Basic Code

<tag style="property: value; property: value">text</tag>
Example

<font style="color: #cfffff; font-family: arial">text</font>

As you can see, you will use the usual opening and closing HTML tags with one exception which is the addition of the inline style within the HTML tag.

style="color: #cfffff; font-family: 'comic sans MS'"

The code you add to create an inline style begins with the style attribute which is followed by an equal sign. On the right of the equal sign is one or more property:value pairs (style definition) between quotation marks. If you have more than one style definition, you separate each with a semicolon. Also notice the values that have spaces such as 'comic sans MS' are placed between single quotation marks.

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