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HTML How to Make a Website Customizing Colors and Fonts Use Color in CSS

How would I change the link background & the link text when the link is hovered & clicked?

I'm using Sublime Text 2 to work on another site while following along with the course. For now, the page background is BLACK, and the page text is RED. What I want is the link text to be RED before & after the link is clicked, the link background to be RED & link text to be BLACK when the link is hovered on, and for the link background to be WHITE & link text to be BLACK when the link is clicked.

body {
    color: #FF0000;
    background: #000;
a, a:visited {
    color: #FF0000;
a:hover {
    color: #000;
    background: #FF0000;
a:active {
    color: #000;
    text-decoration: none;
    background: #FFF;

Is there a simpler way write this, or is it how it should be?

1 Answer

Hi Christopher,

This seems pretty good to me, there isn't another way of going about it unless you start using more advanced methods like Sass but even then the same principles apply for this case just the code would look a little different.

You have it spot on really as it is :)


ok, thanks.