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CSS :first-of-type Selector

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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. 

Syntax:

:first-of-type {
  //property
}

Example: 

HTML

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

                    

Output:

  

Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 1.0
  • Edge 12.0
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Safari 3.1
  • Opera 9.5

Last Updated : 07 Jun, 2023
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