CSS Links

CSS Links

In CSS, links can be styled using theaselector. Here are the basic steps to style links using CSS:

  1. Define the styles you want to apply to links. For example:
a {
  color: blue;
  text-decoration: none;

In this example, we’re setting the link color to blue and removing the default underline using thetext-decorationproperty.

  1. Use pseudo-classes to apply different styles to links based on their state. For example:
a:hover {
  color: red;
a:visited {
  color: purple;
a:active {
  color: green;

In this example, we’re changing the link color to red when the user hovers over it (:hover), changing the link color to purple for visited links (:visited), and changing the link color to green when the link is clicked (:active).

Here are some additional tips for styling links in CSS:

  • Use thetext-decorationproperty to add or remove underlines, overlines, and other decorations from links.
  • Use thecursorproperty to change the cursor appearance when the user hovers over a link. For example, you can usecursor: pointerto make the cursor look like a hand, indicating that the link can be clicked.
  • Use the:focuspseudo-class to apply styles when a link is in focus (e.g. when the user tabs to the link using the keyboard). This is particularly important for accessibility purposes.
  • Use the:not()pseudo-class to exclude certain links from your styles. For example, you can usea:not(.external)to apply styles only to links that don’t have theexternalclass.
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