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setting a universal text color


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Sorry...I'm kind of new to CSS...Is there a way to set a universal text color? I know how to set p, h1, h2 (ect), all individually, but is there a way to do them all at once (all the same color)?Thanks a whole heap for any help! :)

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why not

body { color:#xxxxxx; }

that will set all the color within the body element to the specified color. Then, of course, something like

h1 {color:#yyyyyy;}

would over-ride the original font color of xxxxxx and use yyyyyy.Is that what you were looking for?

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As mpoer says, if you set the color on an element, it child elements automatically inherit that color. The exception would be the <a> element, which the browser by default will display in a way that makes it easy to know it is a link.If you want to set the same color for ALL elements you can use the universal selector. You can use it in combination as you would with any other selector.http://css.maxdesign.com.au/selectutorial/...s_universal.htmhttp://www.dithered.com/css_filters/css_on...l_selector.htmlThe following will give you some idea of what can be done with the universal selector

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"       "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd"><html><head>  <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />  <title></title><style type="text/css">*{color:green;}body{color:red;}div *{color:yellow;}a {color:red}span {color:purple}</style></head><body>body<h1>H1</h1><div>div1</div><div>div2<p>p1</p><p>p2</p><a href="#">a2</a><span>span1<p>p3</p><a href="#">a2</a></span></div></body></html>

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another good point, sbrownii.And I just realized that W3schools doesn't say anything about the universal selector!Sqwee, have we answered your question?

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