CSS Properties: How to set the style of an outline

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HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- Declares the document type and version of HTML -->
<html><!-- Begins the HTML document -->
<head><!-- Contains metadata and links to external resources -->
<title>How to set the style of an outline</title><!-- Sets the title of the document -->
<style type="text/css"> /* Starts CSS styling */
p{ /* Styles all p elements */
  border: 5px solid #CCCC00; /* Sets a solid border around the paragraphs with a light yellow color */
  outline-style: groove; /* Sets the style of the outline to "groove" */
  outline-color: #660000; /* Sets the color of the outline to a dark red color */
</style><!-- Ends CSS styling -->
</head><!-- Ends the head section -->
<body><!-- Begins the body of the document -->
<h2>w3resource Tutorial</h2><!-- Displays a level 2 heading -->
<p>CSS, stands for Cascading Style Sheet is a computer language to describe presentation (for example width, height, color, background color, alignment etc.) of HTML and XML (and XML based languages like XHTML, SVG) web documents. In all the examples of our tutorials, we have used HTML for implementing CSS.</p><!-- Displays a paragraph element with text content -->
</body><!-- Ends the body section -->
</html><!-- Ends the HTML document -->


  • This HTML document demonstrates how to set the style of an outline around paragraph elements using CSS.
  • CSS comments are added to explain each section of the code.
  • The paragraph elements (p) are styled with:
    • A border of 5px solid with a light yellow color (#CCCC00).
    • An outline style set to "groove".
    • An outline color set to a dark red color (#660000).

Live Demo:

See the Pen outline-style-answer by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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