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Font Shorthand

Syntax

body {
   font: font-style font-variant font-weight font-size/line-height font-family;
}

In Use

body {
   font: italic small-caps normal 13px/150% Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
}

Reference URL

Comments

  1. Ah, so that’s why I wasn’t able to specify the size of fonts using font:! I’ve always just had to use font-size:.

    Thanks!

  2. ysh
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    thanks!! :D this really helps!! :3 woot wooot! :3

  3. Permalink to comment#

    In addition to the URL linked in the post, I have a cheat sheet for helping understand font shorthand:

    http://www.impressivewebs.com/css-font-shorthand-property-cheat-sheet/

  4. Casey Dennison
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    Sorry, Louis. I cannot understand you’re cheat sheet.

  5. Permalink to comment#

    Thanks. very useful

  6. Why

    Why on earth would you have Arial before Helvetica

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