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  • Last Updated : 06 Aug, 2019

The element selector in CSS is used to select HTML elements which are required to be styled. In a selector declaration, there is the name of the HTML element and the CSS properties which are to be applied to that element is written inside the brackets {}.


element {
    \\ CSS property

Example 1:

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>element selector</title>
            /* h1 element selected here */
            h1 {
            /* h2 element selected here */
            h2 {
        <h2>element Selector</h2>


Example 2:

<!DOCTYPE html> 
        <title>element selector</title
            h1 {
                text-align: center;
            h2 {
                text-align: center;
                color: green;
                font: bolder cursive ;
            form {
                text-align: center;
        <h2>Please fill in details:</h2
        <form action = "#"
            Name: <input type="text" value="name"><br
            Age: <input type="text" value="age"><br
            City: <input type="text" value="City"><br


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by element selector are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera

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