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Majid Mokhtari
Majid Mokhtari
10,506 Points

Difference between Id and class

What is the major difference between id and class in writing html and css? and when should I use class instead of id? can somebody explain it to me please, I'm confused here!

4 Answers

Usually you'll want to use class names. You can use the same class name as many times as you want. It's nice to use all naming conventions wisely, so you'll be able to address many elements at once (for example).

You can only use an id name one time. You can still have as many id's as you want, but you can't have more than one with the same name. So, if you are sure that you're only going to have a special case where you specifically need something unique on your page, you can assign it to an id name. But, you can also use a class instead, but only have that class name once in your code.

Aaron Arkie
Aaron Arkie
5,345 Points

Hello! Try checking out this site it explains all you need to know i hope this helps! http://css-tricks.com/the-difference-between-id-and-class/

Id attribute using for identification single element, but classes using for grouping elements with same styles or functions. 1 Id = 1 element, 1 class = multy element, any numbers of elements. I hope it help you.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Classes and IDs serve the same purpose as styling hooks for your HTML. IDs have 2 important differences over classes.

  • You can add a particular class name to various elements on a page, you can only use an id of a particular on a single element on a page
  • IDs have a much higher specificity then classes

IDs are best used only when needing to raise the specificity of an element.