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CSS | ::first-letter Selector
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 04 Jan, 2019

The ::first-letter selector in CSS is used to apply style to the first letter of the first line of a block-level element, the condition is it should not be preceded by other content ( such as images or inline tables).

Syntax:

 ::first-letter {
    //CSS Property
}

Example:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        CSS ::first-letter selector
    </title>
    <style>
        p::first-letter {
            font-size: 250%;
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align: center;">
    <h1 style="color:green;">
            CSS ::first-letter selector
        </h1>
  
    <p>
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    </p>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:
firstselector

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

  • Apple Safari 1.0
  • Google Chrome 1.0
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Opera 7.0 Partial from 3.5
  • Internet Explorer 9.0 Partial from 5.5
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