How to Add Inline Styles to CSS

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Inline styles are created by adding the style attribute to a tag. As with the class and id attributes, almost all elements can take the style attribute. (Exceptions include html, head, title, meta, script, and style.) The value of the style attribute is a list of one or more property-value pairs separated by semicolons. Learn how to add inline styles to CSS in these six steps.

  1. Save the following as StyleSheet.css:
    h1  {
     text-align: center;
     font-size: 12pt;
     color: #000099;
     margin-bottom: 5px;
     text-decoration: underline;
    }
    
    table {
     margin: 5px;
     width: 290px;
    }
    
    th {
     padding: 3px;
    }
    
    td {
     padding-left: 8px;
     padding-right: 8px;
     border: 1px solid #990000;
     background-color: #ffffcc;
    }
    
    #trHeader {
     text-decoration: underline;
     color: #990000;
    }
    
    .centerCell {
     text-align: center;
    }
  2. Copy this text and paste into a new HTML file named InlineStyleSheet.html. This HTML contains a link to the external style sheet you created above.
    <!DOCTYPE HTML>
    <html>
    	<head>
    	<meta charset="UTF-8">
    	<title>Inline Style Sheet</title>
    	<link href="StyleSheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    </head>
    <body>
    
    <div>
    <h1>All-time Home Run Record</h1>
    	<table>
    	<tr id="trHeader">
    		<th>Player</th>
    		<th>Home Runs</th>
    		<th>Team</th>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Barry Bonds</td>
    		<td class="centerCell">762</td>
    		<td>Giants</td>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Hank Aaron</td>
    		<td class="centerCell">755</td>
    		<td>Braves</td>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Babe Ruth</td>
    		<td class="centerCell">714</td>
    		<td>Yankees</td>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Willie Mays</td>
    		<td class="centerCell">660</td>
    		<td>Giants</td>
    	</tr>
    	</table>
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>
  3. Add an inline style to the table data cell that contains the word "Braves".
    
    <td style="font-style: italic; color: #ff0000;">Braves</td>
  4. Add an inline style to the table data cell that contains the word "Yankees".
    
    <td style="font-style: italic; color: #000033;">Yankees</td>
  5. Add an inline style to the table two data cells that contain the word "Giants".
    
    <td style="font-style: italic; color: #cc3300;">Giants</td>
  6. Open the HTML file in a browser. It should look like this:Inline Style Sheets Final HTML should look like this:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML>
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Inline Style Sheet</title>
    <link href="StyleSheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    </head>
    <body>
    
    <div>
    <h1>All-time Home Run Record</h1>
    	<table>
    	<tr id="trHeader">
    		<th>Player</th>
    		<th>Home Runs</th>
    		<th>Team</th>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Barry Bonds</td>
    		<td class="centerCell">762</td>
    		<td style="font-style: italic; color: #cc3300;">Giants</td>
    	</tr>
    <tr>
    		<td>Hank Aaron</td>
    		lt;td class="centerCell">755</td>
    		 <td style="font-style: italic; color: #ff0000;">Braves</td>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Babe Ruth</td>
    		<td class="centerCell">714</td>
    	<td style="font-style: italic; color: #000033;">Yankees</td>
    	</tr>
    	<tr>
    		<td>Willie Mays</td>
    		<td class="centerCell">660</td>
    		<td style="font-style: italic; color: #cc3300;">Giants</td>
    	</tr>
    </table>
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>

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