How can I write ‘a:hover’ in inline CSS?

Short answer: you can’t. Long answer: you shouldn’t. Give it a class name or an id and use stylesheets to apply the style. :hover is a pseudo-selector and, for CSS, only has meaning within the style sheet. There isn’t any inline-style equivalent (as it isn’t defining the selection criteria). Response to the OP’s comments: See … Read more

Using CSS :before and :after pseudo-elements with inline CSS?

You can’t specify inline styles for pseudo-elements. This is because pseudo-elements, like pseudo-classes (see my answer to this other question), are defined in CSS using selectors as abstractions of the document tree that can’t be expressed in HTML. An inline style attribute, on the other hand, is specified within HTML for a particular element. Since … Read more

CSS selector by inline style attribute

The inline style attribute is no different to any other HTML attribute and can be matched with a substring attribute selector: div[style*=”display:block”] It is for this very reason however that it’s extremely fragile. As attribute selectors don’t support regular expressions, you can only perform exact substring matches of the attribute value. For instance, if you … Read more

What’s so bad about in-line CSS?

Having to change 100 lines of code when you want to make the site look different. That may not apply in your example, but if you’re using inline css for things like <div style =”font-size:larger; text-align:center; font-weight:bold”> on each page to denote a page header, it would be a lot easier to maintain as <div … Read more

How to write a:hover in inline CSS?

You can get the same effect by changing your styles with JavaScript in the onMouseOver and onMouseOut parameters, although it’s extremely inefficient if you need to change more than one element: <a href=”” onMouseOver=””#0F0″” onMouseOut=””#00F”” >Text</a> Also, I can’t remember for sure if this works in this context. You may have to switch it with … Read more