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font property:

The font shorthand property sets all the font properties in one declaration.

 

The properties that can be set (in order):

font-style, font-variant, font-weight, font-size/line-height, font-family

 

The font-size and font-family values are required.

If one of the other values are missing, the default values will be inserted, if any.

Note: line-height property sets the space between lines.

 

Eg:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
p.ex1 {
    font:15px arial,sans-serif;
}

p.ex2 {
    font:italic bold 12px/30px Georgia,serif;
}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<p class="ex1">
    This is a paragraph. This is a paragraph. This is a paragraph.
</p>
<p class="ex2">
    This is a paragraph. This is a paragraph. This is a paragraph. 
</p>
</body>
</html>

 

 

 

Font properties:

Property/Value          Description

font-style              Specifies the font style. See: font-style for possible values

font-variant            Specifies the font variant. See: font-variant for possible values

font-weight             Specifies the font weight. See: font-weight for possible values

font-size/line-height   Specifies the font size and the line-height. 
                        See: font-size and line-height for possible values
                        
font-family             Specifies the font family. See: font-family for possible values

caption                 Uses the font that are used by captioned controls (like buttons, drop-downs, etc.)

icon                    Uses the font that are used by icon labels

menu                    Uses the fonts that are used by dropdown menus

message-box             Uses the fonts that are used by dialog boxes

small-caption           A smaller version of the caption font

status-bar              Uses the fonts that are used by the status bar

inherit                 Specifies that the value of the font property should be inherited from the parent element

 

 

 

For css reference, see here.


Created on: Thursday, January 10, 2013 by Andrew Sin