FAQ: CSS Typography - Text Alignment


#1

This community-built FAQ covers the “Text Alignment” exercise from the lesson “CSS Typography”.

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#2

How come the heading h1 is already in the center before we align text? What is the piece of code that enables that?


#3

It’s known as the user agent style sheet, the base default styles built into the browser. These styles are necessary to give core elements basic style properties. Headings have defined size, alignment and margins; lists have defined padding and bullets; paragraphs have defined margins; and so on.

As specificity goes, the default styles have the least amount of importance so are easy to override.