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How To Link CSS in HTML File

How To Link CSS in HTML File

There are 3 ways to link CSS file into HTML file:

  1. Inline CSS: by using the style attribute inside HTML elements
  2. Internal CSS: by using a <style> element in the <head> section
  3. External CSS: by using a <link> element to link to an external CSS file

In this video, you will learn how many types of CSS styles link with HTML files. Also, you will learn inline, internal, and external CSS with practical examples in this video. I hope you enjoy this video tutorial

Inline CSS:

  • An inline CSS is used to apply a unique style to a single HTML element.
  • An inline CSS uses the style attribute of an HTML element.
  • The following example sets the text color of the <h1> element to blue, and the text color of the <p> element to red


<h1 style=”color:blue;”>A Blue Heading</h1>
<p style=”color:red;”>A red paragraph.</p>

Internal CSS:

  • An internal CSS is used to define a style for a single HTML page.
  • An internal CSS is defined in the <head> section of an HTML page, within a <style> element.
  • The following example sets the text color of ALL the <h1> elements (on that page) to blue, and the text color of ALL the <p> elements to red. In addition, the page will be displayed with a “powderblue” background color:


body {background-color: powderblue;}
h1   {color: blue;}
p    {color: red;}

External CSS:

  • An external style sheet is used to define the style for many HTML pages.
  • To use an external style sheet, add a link to it in the <head> section of each HTML page:
  • The external style sheet can be written in any text editor. The file must not contain any HTML code, and must be saved with a .css extension.
  • Here is what the “styles.css” file looks like:

Example: Create styles.css file

body {
background-color: powderblue;
h1 {
color: blue;
color: red;


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