FAQ: Learn CSS Selectors Visual Rules - CSS Setup Selectors - Style Tag

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I just completed the exercise. Indeed, the first paragraph changed to “arial”.
The question is that I put the css code under the head, as the exercise demands, but the “arial” worked only for the first paragraph, not for the following paragraphs. I thought that at the head it would be global for all the paragraphs.

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This is because there is only one Paragraph in the exercise. The other blocks of text are in a Div elements.


if the element was applied inside of the element why has the paragraph inside of the element change?

I’ve learnt that there are three different ways to make use of css styling. The inline, the ? tag and the separate .css file. My question now is, Can you use the three in a single file? Also, in a case where i use different styles for a particular element e.g

, which would overwrite the other? Like if in the inline styling, i set the color of

to red but in the style tag i set it to blue and in the .css file, its set to green… which would actually appear/

I’m just curious what that "p " is doing there?

    p {
      color: red;
      font-size: 20px;

Not something that would actually affect the content, but just curious - what is the conventional norm when adding < style > element to the < head > of the html code - should the < title > element come before or after < style >?


I am just a beginner myself, but from what I gather, “p” (or any other tag name) tells the browser to render everything with these tags (the first paragraph in the exercise we just completed) in the style you specify in the curly brackets.