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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Understanding Values and Units Text Styles

KAMRAN IMRANLI
KAMRAN IMRANLI
4,107 Points

Where are the properties inherited from?

Hello to everyone. In the video, Guil mentions that there are two more values of "font-weight" property, which are lighter and bolder. And on the MDN it is written that they make the text lighter or bolder than the parent element. It is like a relative value. But to what are these values relative? What is the parent element?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,952 Points

When an element is inside another element (which is commonly the case), the one inside is called a "child" element, and the one that surrounds it is known as the "parent" element. For example:

<div class="parent_of_paragraph">
  <p>I'm a child element!</p>
</div>
KAMRAN IMRANLI
KAMRAN IMRANLI
4,107 Points

Steven Parker Thanks for the explanation. But what if an element is not nested inside another element?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,952 Points

All page content will be inside the <body>, and even the body is nested inside the <html> element (which is also known as the "root" element).

Happy coding!