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CSS

Phil Sta
Phil Sta
3,805 Points

why .main-nav li {} instead of targeting just li {}?

Hi,

what is the difference between targeting the list like this:

.main-nav li {

} and just using

li {

}

Thanks!!

2 Answers

Dan Weru
Dan Weru
47,637 Points

Hey, it depends with how specific you want to be

// select only list items inside the list with a class  main-nav 
.main-nav li {
   padding:15px;
}

// select all list items in the mark up
li {
   padding:0;
}
Phil Sta
Phil Sta
3,805 Points

ahh of course, got it.. if there was another list somwhere, the same style would apply there too...

thanks!

Dan Weru
Dan Weru
47,637 Points

Exactly. You're most welcome.