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Add Background Color to a Heading

One way to highlight your webpage heading is to add a background color. This is very simple to do using the background-color style property, but since a heading element, <h1>, is a block element, the background color will extend beyond the length of your heading.

Remember a block element is a box that takes up a horizontal section of its containing element, in other words it acts like its preceded by and followed by carriage-return line-feed control characters.

This can easily be fixed by placing a <span> element within the heading tags and applying the background-color style property to the <span>. The code for this is shown below.

<h1><span style="padding:4px; background-color:tomato;">Add Background Color to a Heading</span></h1>

Note that I added the padding property so the heading text doesn't touch the sides of the background color box.

In the above code, the background-color property value is set to tomato. This is an official w3c color name. You can find other color names here.

Remember, in CSS there are two ways to specify color; color name and color code. And there are six different ways to specify color with codes; using RGB values, HEX values, HSL values, RGBA values, and HSLA values.

More Easy Cascading Style Sheets:
• CSS 3D Rotation Examples
• How to Center a DIV Within a DIV
• How to Use a Starburst on Your Web Page
• The CSS Box Model
• Add Background Color to a Heading
• Using Google Fonts
• Using the HSL Color Specification
• Setting a Larger First Letter
• Easy Floating Menu Code
• Pro CSS Techniques

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