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The CSS border properties define the borders around an element.


Examples

All the border properties in one declaration
This example demonstrates a shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the four borders in one declaration, can have from one to three values.

Set different borders on each side
This example demonstrates how to set different borders on each side of the element.

All the top border properties in one declaration
This example demonstrates a shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the top border in one declaration.

All the bottom border properties in one declaration
This example demonstrates a shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the bottom border in one declaration.

All the left border properties in one declaration
This example demonstrates a shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the left border in one declaration.

All the right border properties in one declaration
This example demonstrates a shorthand property for setting all of the properties for the right border in one declaration.

Set the style of the four borders
This example demonstrates how to set the style of the four borders.

Set the style of the top border
This example demonstrates how to set the style of the top border.

Set the style of the bottom border
This example demonstrates how to set the style of the bottom border.

Set the style of the left border
This example demonstrates how to set the style of the left border.

Set the style of the right  border
This example demonstrates how to set the style of the right border.

All the width of the border properties in one declaration
This example demonstrates a shorthand property for setting the width of the four borders in one declaration, can have from one to four values.

Set the width of the top border
This example demonstrates how to set the width of the top border.

Set the width of the bottom border
This example demonstrates how to set the width of the bottom border.

Set the width of the left border
This example demonstrates how to set the width of the left border.

Set the width of the right border
This example demonstrates how to set the width of the right border.

Set the color of the four borders
This example demonstrates how to set the color of the four borders. It can have from one to four colors.

Set the color of the top border
This example demonstrates how to set the color of the top border.

Set the color of the bottom border
This example demonstrates how to set the color of the bottom border.

Set the color of the left border
This example demonstrates how to set the color of the left border.

Set the color of the right border
This example demonstrates how to set the color of the right border.


CSS Border Properties

The CSS border properties allow you to specify the style and color of an element's border. In HTML we use tables to create borders around a text, but with the CSS border properties we can create borders with nice effects, and it can be applied to any element.

Browser support: IE: Internet Explorer, F: Firefox, N: Netscape.

W3C: The number in the "W3C" column indicates in which CSS recommendation the property is defined (CSS1 or CSS2).

Property Description Values IE F N 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 1 4 1
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
4 1 6 1
border-bottom-color Sets the color of the bottom border border-color 4 1 6 2
border-bottom-style Sets the style of the bottom border border-style 4 1 6 2
border-bottom-width Sets the width of the bottom border thin
medium
thick
length
4 1 4 1
border-color Sets the color of the four borders, can have from one to four colors color 4 1 6 1
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
4 1 6 1
border-left-color Sets the color of the left border border-color 4 1 6 2
border-left-style Sets the style of the left border border-style 4 1 6 2
border-left-width Sets the width of the left border thin
medium
thick
length
4 1 4 1
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
4 1 6 1
border-right-color Sets the color of the right border border-color 4 1 6 2
border-right-style Sets the style of the right border border-style 4 1 6 2
border-right-width Sets the width of the right border thin
medium
thick
length
4 1 4 1
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
4 1 6 1
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
4 1 6 1
border-top-color Sets the color of the top border border-color 4 1 6 2
border-top-style Sets the style of the top border border-style 4 1 6 2
border-top-width Sets the width of the top border thin
medium
thick
length
4 1 4 1
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 1 4 1



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