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HTML Accessibility Websites CSS: Part 2

Carl Sergile
Carl Sergile
16,570 Points


Hey so I noticed in the video that :focus should be applied to links, but should I go ahead and add a focus state to just regular text?

or what else can I use :focus on?

1 Answer

Daniel Gauthier
Daniel Gauthier
15,000 Points

Hey Carl,

The focus pseudo class can be applied to any element that can gain focus, so if the cursor stops on the element while cycling through the page with the tab key, you'll be able to use the class on it. A few examples are links and input elements like text inputs and radio buttons.

Since normal text doesn't generate this behavior, you'd have to find a way to have the text gain focus if you wanted to apply the focus effect. (Simply placing the cursor on the text with a mouse click won't work either)

Good luck with the course!