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CSS | :first-of-type Selector

  • Last Updated : 06 Aug, 2019

The :first-of-type Selector is used to targeting the first child of every element of it’s parent. if we want to style the first child of an element without giving a class, we can use it.


:first-of-type {


<!DOCTYPE html>
        p:first-of-type {
            background: limegreen;
            font-size: 4.0em;
            font-style: italic;
    <p>First child</p>
    <p>Second child.</p>
    <p>Third child.</p>
    <p>Fourth child.</p>


Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 4.0
  • Edge 9.0
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Safari 3.2
  • Opera 9.6
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