05. Borders

Since every element is contained within a box, we can apply borders to just about anything!

Border Styles

To specify the type of border that should appear around an element, we use the border-style property. Values can be:

solid dotted dashed double groove ridge inset outet

Border Width

The border-width property sets the width of the border (surprise, surprise). We can specify an actual unit, or we can give it the predefined value thin, medium or thick.

thin medium thick

The most commonly use units are pixels.

To specify specific edges on the border we can use border-top-width, border-right-width, border-bottom-width, andborder-left-width.

Border Color

To set the border color, we use the border-color property. You can specify any of the four color options: RGB, hex codes, a predefined color name or HSL.

To specify a specific edge, use border-top-color, border-right-color, border-bottom-color, andborder-left-color

Shorthand Notation

You can also use the ultimate border shorthand notation border to specifyborder-width, border-color, and border-style.

p {
  border: 2px red solid;

Here is a paragraph with a red, solid, 2px border.

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