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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Fundamental Concepts The Cascade: Specificity and Source Order

Amandeep Pasricha
Amandeep Pasricha
14,932 Points

Based on these rules, why is * always applied by CSS firs then?

Why are the styles with selector applied first then. Based on what Guil has taught, it seems counterintuitive as to why the styles for * are applied over all others? Such as applying the property border-box.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
224,872 Points

Since this is used to establish starting conditions, putting it first gives it the lowest source order priority. So if a different setting is needed on individual element(s), any rules that come later will override this one.