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The style attribute is a new HTML attribute. It introduces CSS to HTML.

Look! Styles and colors

This text is in Verdana and red
This text is in Times and blue
This text is 30 pixels high

The HTML Style Attribute

The purpose of the style attribute is:
To provide a common way to style all HTML elements.
Styles was introduced with HTML 4, as the new and preferred way to style HTML elements. With HTML styles, styles can be added to HTML elements directly by using the style attribute, or indirectly in separate style sheets (CSS files).
You can learn everything about styles and CSS in our CSS tutorial.
In our HTML tutorial we use the style attribute to introduce you to HTML styles.

HTML Style Examples


Deprecated Tags and Attributes

In HTML 4, some tags and attributes are defined as deprecated. Deprecated means that they will not be supported in future versions of HTML and XHTML.
The message is clear: Avoid the use of deprecated tags and attributes.
These tags and attributes should be avoided:
Tags Description
<center> Defines centered content
<font> and <basefont> Defines HTML fonts
<s> and <strike> Defines strikeout text
<u> Defines underlined text
Attributes Description
align Defines the alignment of text
bgcolor Defines the background color
color Defines the text color
For all the above: Use styles instead.

Style Examples:

Background Color

<body style="background-color:yellow">
The style attribute defines a style for the <body> element.

Font Family, Color and Size

<p style="font-family:courier new; color:red; font-size:20px">

Text Alignment

<h1 style="text-align:center">


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