CSS2 Reference

Browser support: NN: Netscape, IE: Internet Explorer, W3C: Web Standard


Background - Example
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
background A shorthand property for setting all background properties in one declaration background-color
background-image
background-repeat background-attachment background-position
6.0 4.0 CSS1
background-attachment Sets whether a background image is fixed or scrolls with the rest of the page scroll
fixed
6.0 4.0 CSS1
background-color Sets the background color of an element color-rgb
color-hex
color-name
transparent
4.0 4.0 CSS1
background-image Sets an image as the background url
none
4.0 4.0 CSS1
background-position Sets the starting position of a background image top left
top center
top right
center left
center center
center right
bottom left
bottom center
bottom right
x-% y-%
x-pos y-pos
6.0 4.0 CSS1
background-repeat Sets if/how a background image will be repeated repeat
repeat-x
repeat-y
no-repeat
4.0 4.0 CSS1

Border - Example
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
border A shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the four borders in one declaration border-width
border-style
border-color
4.0 4.0 CSS1
border-bottom A shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the bottom border in one declaration border-bottom-width
border-style
border-color
6.0 4.0 CSS1
border-bottom-color Sets the color of the bottom border border-color 6.0 4.0 CSS2
border-bottom-style Sets the style of the bottom border border-style 6.0 4.0 CSS2
border-bottom-width Sets the width of the bottom border thin
medium
thick
length
4.0 4.0 CSS1
border-color Sets the color of the four borders, can have from one to four colors color 6.0 4.0 CSS1
border-left A shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the left border in one declaration border-left-width
border-style
border-color
6.0 4.0 CSS1
border-left-color Sets the color of the left border  border-color 6.0 4.0 CSS2
border-left-style Sets the style of the left border border-style 6.0 4.0 CSS2
border-left-width Sets the width of the left border thin
medium
thick
length
4.0 4.0 CSS1
border-right A shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the right border in one declaration border-right-width
border-style
border-color
6.0 4.0 CSS1
border-right-color Sets the color of the right border border-color 6.0 4.0 CSS2
border-right-style Sets the style of the right border border-style 6.0 4.0 CSS2
border-right-width Sets the width of the right border thin
medium
thick
length
4.0 4.0 CSS1
border-style Sets the style of the four borders, can have from one to four styles none
hidden
dotted
dashed
solid
double
groove
ridge
inset
outset
6.0 4.0 CSS1
border-top A shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the top border in one declaration border-top-width
border-style
border-color
6.0 4.0 CSS1
border-top-color Sets the color of the top border  border-color 6.0 4.0 CSS2
border-top-style Sets the style of the top border border-style 6.0 4.0 CSS2
border-top-width Sets the width of the top border thin
medium
thick
length
4.0 4.0 CSS1
border-width A shorthand property for setting the width of the four borders in one declaration, can have from one to four values thin
medium
thick
length
4.0 4.0 CSS1

Classification - Example
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
clear Sets the sides of an element where other floating elements are not allowed left
right
both
none
4.0 4.0 CSS1
cursor Specifies the type of cursor to be displayed url
auto
crosshair
default
pointer
move
e-resize
ne-resize
nw-resize
n-resize
se-resize
sw-resize
s-resize
w-resize
text
wait
help
6.0 4.0 CSS2
display Sets how/if an element is displayed none
inline
block
list-item
run-in
compact
marker
table
inline-table
table-row-group
table-header-group
table-footer-group
table-row
table-column-group
table-column
table-cell
table-caption
4.0 4.0 CSS1
float Sets where an image or a text will appear in another element left
right
none
4.0 4.0 CSS1
position Places an element in a static, relative, absolute or fixed position static
relative
absolute
fixed
4.0 4.0 CSS2
visibility Sets if an element should be visible or invisible visible
hidden
collapse
6.0 4.0 CSS2

Dimension - Example
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
height Sets the height of an element auto
length
%
6.0 4.0 CSS1
line-height Sets the distance between lines normal
number
length
%
4.0 4.0 CSS1
max-height Sets the maximum height of an element none
length
%
    CSS2
max-width Sets the maximum width of an element none
length
%
    CSS2
min-height Sets the minimum height of an element length
%
    CSS2
min-width Sets the minimum width of an element length
%
    CSS2
width Sets the width of an element auto
%
length
  
4.0 4.0 CSS1

Font - Example
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
font
A shorthand property for setting all of the properties for a font in one declaration font-style
font-variant
font-weight
font-size/line-height
font-family
caption
icon
menu
message-box
small-caption
status-bar
4.0 4.0 CSS1
font-family
A prioritized list of font family names and/or generic family names for an element family-name
generic-family
4.0 3.0 CSS1
font-size
Sets the size of a font xx-small
x-small
small
medium
large
x-large
xx-large
smaller
larger
length
%
4.0 3.0 CSS1
font-size-adjust Specifies an aspect value for an element that will preserve the x-height of the first-choice font none
number
    CSS2
font-stretch Condenses or expands the current font-family normal
wider
narrower
ultra-condensed
extra-condensed
condensed
semi-condensed
semi-expanded
expanded
extra-expanded
ultra-expanded
    CSS2
font-style
Sets the style of the font normal
italic
oblique
4.0 4.0 CSS1
font-variant
Displays text in a small-caps font or a normal font normal
small-caps
6.0 4.0 CSS1
font-weight
Sets the weight of a font normal
bold
bolder
lighter
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
4.0 4.0 CSS1

Generated Content
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
content Generates content in a document. Used with the :before and :after pseudo-elements string
url
counter(name)
counter(name, list-style-type)
counters(name, string)
counters(name, string, list-style-type)
attr(X)
open-quote
close-quote
no-open-quote
no-close-quote
    CSS2
counter-increment Sets how much the counter increments on each occurrence of a selector  none
identifier number
    CSS2
counter-reset Sets the value the counter is set to on each occurrence of a selector none
identifier number
    CSS2
quotes Sets the type of quotation marks none
string string
    CSS2

List and Marker - Example
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
list-style A shorthand property for setting all of the properties for a list in one declaration list-style-type
list-style-position
list-style-image
6.0 4.0 CSS1
list-style-image Sets an image as the list-item marker none
url
6.0 4.0 CSS1
list-style-position Sets where the list-item marker is placed in the list inside
outside
6.0 4.0 CSS1
list-style-type Sets the type of the list-item marker none
disc
circle
square
decimal
decimal-leading-zero
lower-roman
upper-roman
lower-alpha
upper-alpha
lower-greek
lower-latin
upper-latin
hebrew
armenian
georgian
cjk-ideographic
hiragana
katakana
hiragana-iroha
katakana-iroha 
4.0 4.0 CSS1
marker-offset   auto
length
    CSS2

Margin - Example
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
margin A shorthand property for setting the margin properties in one declaration margin-top
margin-right
margin-bottom
margin-left
4.0 4.0 CSS1

margin-bottom

Sets the bottom margin of an element auto
length
%
4.0 4.0 CSS1

margin-left

Sets the left margin of an element auto
length
%
4.0 3.0 CSS1

margin-right

Sets the right margin of an element auto
length
%
4.0 3.0 CSS1
margin-top Sets the top margin of an element auto
length
%
4.0 3.0 CSS1

Outlines
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
outline A shorthand property for setting all the outline properties in one declaration outline-color
outline-style
outline-width
    CSS2
outline-color Sets the color of the outline around an element color
invert
    CSS2
outline-style Sets the style of the outline around an element none
dotted
dashed
solid
double
groove
ridge
inset
outset
    CSS2
outline-width Sets the width of the outline around an element thin
medium
thick
length
    CSS2

Padding - Example
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
padding A shorthand property for setting all of  the padding properties in one declaration padding-top
padding-right
padding-bottom
padding-left
4.0 4.0 CSS1

padding-bottom

Sets the bottom padding of an element length
%
4.0 4.0 CSS1

padding-left

Sets the left padding of an element length
%
4.0 4.0 CSS1

padding-right

Sets the right padding of an element length
%
4.0 4.0 CSS1
padding-top Sets the top padding of an element length
%
4.0 4.0 CSS1

Positioning - Example
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
bottom Sets how far the bottom edge of an element is above/below the bottom edge of the parent element auto
%
length
6.0 5.0 CSS2
clip Sets the shape of an element. The element is clipped into this shape, and displayed shape
auto
6.0 4.0 CSS2
left Sets how far the left edge of an element is to the right/left of the left edge of the parent element auto
%
length
4.0 4.0 CSS2
overflow
Sets what happens if the content of an element overflow its area visible
hidden
scroll
auto
6.0 4.0 CSS2
right Sets how far the right edge of an element is to the left/right of the right edge of the parent element auto
%
length
  5.0 CSS2
top Sets how far the top edge of an element is above/below the top edge of the parent element auto
%
length
4.0 4.0 CSS2
vertical-align Sets the vertical alignment of an element baseline
sub
super
top
text-top
middle
bottom
text-bottom
length
%
4.0 4.0 CSS1
z-index Sets the stack order of an element auto
number
6.0 4.0 CSS2

Table
Property Description Values NN IE W3C
border-collapse Sets the border model of a table collapse
separate
  5.0 CSS2
border-spacing Sets the distance between the borders of adjacent cells (only for the "separated borders" model) length length     CSS2
caption-side Sets the position of the caption according to the table top
bottom
left
right
    CSS2
empty-cells Sets whether cells with no visible content should have borders or not (only for the "separated borders" model)  show
hide
    CSS2
table-layout Sets the algorithm used to lay out the table auto
fixed
  5.0 CSS2

Text - Example
Property Description Possible Values NN IE W3C
color Sets the color of a text color 4.0 3.0 CSS1
direction Sets the text direction ltr
rtl
    CSS2
letter-spacing Increase or decrease the space between characters normal
length
6.0 4.0 CSS1
text-align Aligns the text in an element left
right
center
justify
4.0 4.0 CSS1
text-decoration Adds decoration to text none
underline
overline
line-through
blink
4.0 4.0 CSS1
text-indent Indents the first line of text in an element length
%
4.0 4.0 CSS1
text-shadow   none
color
length
     
text-transform Controls the letters in an element none
capitalize
uppercase
lowercase
4.0 4.0 CSS1
unicode-bidi   normal
embed
bidi-override
  5.0 CSS2
white-space Sets how white space inside an element is handled normal
pre
nowrap
4.0 5.5 CSS1
word-spacing Increase or decrease the space between words normal
length
6.0 6.0 CSS1