At the heart of the CSS2 standard are the many properties that let you control how the styles-conscious browser presents your documents to the user. The standard collects these properties into six groups: fonts, colors and backgrounds, text, boxes and layout, lists, and tag classification. We’ll stick with that taxonomy and preface the whole shebang with a discussion of property values and inheritance before diving into the properties themselves.
You’ll find a summary of the style properties in Appendix C.
Most properties set a value to some characteristic of your
document for rendering by the browser—the size of the characters in a
font or the color of level-2 headers, for example. As we discussed
earlier, when describing the syntax of styles, you give value to a
CSS2 property by following the property’s keyword with a colon
:) and one or more space- or
comma-separated numbers or value-related keywords. For example:
color:blue font-family: Helvetica, Univers, sans-serif
font-family are the properties in these two
blue and the
various comma-separated font names are their values,
There are eight kinds of property values: keywords, length values, percentage values, URLs, colors, angles, time, and frequencies.
Keyword property values
A property may have a
keyword value that expresses action or
dimension. For instance, the effects of
line-through are obvious property values. And you express property ...