What is Pseudo Selectors in html?

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What is Pseudo Selectors in html?


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pseudo-selectors are used to selecting the Html element on the web page. this pseudo selector is select a particular element. like selecting the first line of code, selecting the link, selecting the first letter, selecting the first child and n-th child, etc from the Html page. pseudo select any element fastly.

Pseudo Selector works in two ways

  1. Pseudo element
  2. Pseudo class

Pseudo element selector 

    pseudo-element selectors are used to selecting the single elements. like, change the color of the first letter, first line, etc.

selector :: pseudo element{
    property-name: value;
}

Pseudo class selector

    There are some pseudo-classes in CSS which are used to define special states of an element. With the use of pseudo-classes, we can apply a style to that element in a particular state of an element. E.g. To change the color of a visited, active, hover link.

selector : pseudo-element {

  property-name : value;
}


Some name of the selector


: link unvisited link 
: visited visited link
: hover mouse over link
: active selected link
:: first-line selecting the first line
:: first-letter selecting the first letter
:: before show data before complete precess
:: after show data after complete the process
:: marker styles the markers of list items
:: selection  makes the selected text

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>
<head>
<style>
p::first-letter {
  color: #ff0000;
  font-size: 200%;
}
p::selection {
  color: white;
  background: black;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec tempus pharetra elit sit amet semper. Fusce sagittis ut felis et iaculis. Duis at velit dui. Curabitur ultricies, metus id varius vulputate, eros lacus mattis velit, ac blandit diam purus non elit. Morbi nec faucibus nisl, at vulputate erat. In lacinia rutrum nibh, at cursus lorem ultricies ac. Duis facilisis eu sapien nec congue. Quisque vel porttitor diam. In eget nibh et ipsum laoreet euismod eget et tellus.</p>
</body>
</html>



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