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HTML Introduction to HTML and CSS (2016) Make It Beautiful With CSS Test: Styling by Element and Class

how to create a border in css

what is the code for creating a border

<!doctype html>
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">

  <p class="main-pg" My amazing website</p>


2 Answers

Shay Paustovsky
Shay Paustovsky
969 Points

Hi Coty,

Creating a border in CSS is very simple:

.main-pg {
  border: 2px solid brown;


  .main-pg {

The "border" property

requires 3 values to be inputted to work properly.

  • px value (border width)
  • border style (solid, dotted, dashed, etc..)
  • color (black, yellow, #441144, etc...)

Note that this in the code snippet I wrote about this is the shorthand for the border property.

It is also possible to input each property on a new line. The order in which you input the properties for the shorthand border propery don't matter. but I recommend (width(px) style color)

Hope I've helped

Happy Coding


thank you very much!