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CSS3 Property Groups

The links in the "Property" column point to syntax, examples, browser support, etc.

Background Properties

Property Description CSS
background A shorthand property for setting all the (CSS1, CSS2 and CSS3) background properties in one declaration 3
background-clip Specifies the painting area of the background images 3
background-origin Specifies the positioning area of the background images 3
background-size Specifies the size of the background images 3

Border Properties

Property Description CSS
border-bottom-left-radius Defines the shape of the border of the bottom-left corner 3
border-bottom-right-radius Defines the shape of the border of the bottom-right corner 3
border-image A shorthand property for setting all the border-image-* properties 3
border-image-outset Specifies the amount by which the border image area extends beyond the border box 3
border-image-repeat Specifies whether the image-border should be repeated, rounded or stretched 3
border-image-slice Specifies the inward offsets of the image-border 3
border-image-source Specifies an image to be used as a border 3
border-image-width Specifies the widths of the image-border 3
border-radius A shorthand property for setting all the four border-*-radius properties 3
border-top-left-radius Defines the shape of the border of the top-left corner 3
border-top-right-radius Defines the shape of the border of the top-right corner 3
box-decoration-break   3
box-shadow Attaches one or more drop-shadows to the box 3

Text Properties

Property Description CSS
hanging-punctuation Specifies whether a punctuation character may be placed outside the line box 3
punctuation-trim Specifies whether a punctuation character should be trimmed 3
text-align-last Describes how the last line of a block or a line right before a forced line break is aligned when text-align is "justify" 3
text-emphasis Applies emphasis marks, and the foreground color of the emphasis marks, to the element's text 3
text-justify Specifies the justification method used when text-align is "justify" 3
text-outline Specifies a text outline 3
text-overflow Specifies what should happen when text overflows the containing element 3
text-shadow Adds shadow to text 3
text-wrap Specifies line breaking rules for text 3
word-break Specifies line breaking rules for non-CJK scripts 3
word-wrap Allows long, unbreakable words to be broken and wrap to the next line 3

Font Properties

Property Description CSS
@font-face A rule that allows websites to download and use fonts other than the "web-safe" fonts 3
font-size-adjust Preserves the readability of text when font fallback occurs 3
font-stretch Selects a normal, condensed, or expanded face from a font family 3

Color Properties

Property Description CSS
color-profile Permits the specification of a source color profile other than the default 3
opacity Sets the opacity level for an element 3
rendering-intent Permits the specification of a color profile rendering intent other than the default 3

2D/3D Transform Properties

Property Description CSS
transform Applies a 2D or 3D transformation to an element 3
transform-origin Allows you to change the position on transformed elements 3
transform-style Specifies how nested elements are rendered in 3D space 3
perspective Specifies the perspective on how 3D elements are viewed 3
perspective-origin Specifies the bottom position of 3D elements 3
backface-visibility Defines whether or not an element should be visible when not facing the screen 3

Transition Properties

Property Description CSS
transition A shorthand property for setting the four transition properties 3
transition-property Specifies the name of the CSS property the transition effect is for 3
transition-duration Specifies how many seconds or milliseconds a transition effect takes to complete 3
transition-timing-function Specifies the speed curve of the transition effect 3
transition-delay Specifies when the transition effect will start 3

Animation Properties

Property Description CSS
@keyframes Specifies the animation 3
animation A shorthand property for all the animation properties below, except the animation-play-state property 3
animation-name Specifies a name for the @keyframes animation 3
animation-duration Specifies how many seconds or milliseconds an animation takes to complete one cycle 3
animation-timing-function Specifies the speed curve of the animation 3
animation-delay Specifies when the animation will start 3
animation-iteration-count Specifies the number of times an animation should be played 3
animation-direction Specifies whether or not the animation should play in reverse on alternate cycles 3
animation-play-state Specifies whether the animation is running or paused 3

Box Properties

Property Description CSS
overflow-x Specifies whether or not to clip the left/right edges of the content, if it overflows the element's content area 3
overflow-y Specifies whether or not to clip the top/bottom edges of the content, if it overflows the element's content area 3
overflow-style Specifies the preferred scrolling method for elements that overflow 3
rotation Rotates an element around a given point defined by the rotation-point property 3
rotation-point Defines a point as an offset from the top left border edge 3

Linebox Properties

Property Description CSS
alignment-adjust Allows more precise alignment of elements 3
alignment-baseline Specifies how an inline-level element is aligned with respect to its parent 3
baseline-shift Allows repositioning of the dominant-baseline relative to the dominant-baseline 3
dominant-baseline Specifies a scaled-baseline-table 3
drop-initial-after-adjust Sets the alignment point of the drop initial for the primary connection point 3
drop-initial-after-align Sets which alignment line within the initial line box is used at the primary connection point with the initial letter box 3
drop-initial-before-adjust Sets the alignment point of the drop initial for the secondary connection point 3
drop-initial-before-align Sets which alignment line within the initial line box is used at the secondary connection point with the initial letter box 3
drop-initial-size Controls the partial sinking of the initial letter 3
drop-initial-value Activates a drop-initial effect
inline-box-align Sets which line of a multi-line inline block align with the previous and next inline elements within a line 3
line-stacking A shorthand property for setting the line-stacking-strategy, line-stacking-ruby, and line-stacking-shift properties 3
line-stacking-ruby Sets the line stacking method for block elements containing ruby annotation elements 3
line-stacking-shift Sets the line stacking method for block elements containing elements with base-shift 3
line-stacking-strategy Sets the line stacking strategy for stacked line boxes within a containing block element 3
text-height Sets the block-progression dimension of the text content area of an inline box 3

Flexible Box Properties

Property Description CSS
box-align Specifies how to align the child elements of a box 3
box-direction Specifies in which direction the children of a box are displayed 3
box-flex Specifies whether the children of a box is flexible or inflexible in size 3
box-flex-group Assigns flexible elements to flex groups 3
box-lines Specifies whether columns will go onto a new line whenever it runs out of space in the parent box 3
box-ordinal-group Specifies the display order of the child elements of a box 3
box-orient Specifies whether the children of a box should be laid out horizontally or vertically 3
box-pack Specifies the horizontal position in horizontal boxes and the vertical position in vertical boxes 3

Hyperlink Properties

Property Description CSS
target A shorthand property for setting the target-name, target-new, and target-position properties 3
target-name Specifies where to open links (target destination) 3
target-new Specifies whether new destination links should open in a new window or in a new tab of an existing window 3
target-position Specifies where new destination links should be placed 3

Grid Properties

Property Description CSS
grid-columns Specifies the width of each column in a grid 3
grid-rows Specifies the height of each column in a grid 3

Multi-column Properties

Property Description CSS
column-count Specifies the number of columns an element should be divided into 3
column-fill Specifies how to fill columns 3
column-gap Specifies the gap between the columns 3
column-rule A shorthand property for setting all the column-rule-* properties 3
column-rule-color Specifies the color of the rule between columns 3
column-rule-style Specifies the style of the rule between columns 3
column-rule-width Specifies the width of the rule between columns 3
column-span Specifies how many columns an element should span across 3
column-width Specifies the width of the columns 3
columns A shorthand property for setting column-width and column-count 3

User-interface Properties

Property Description CSS
appearance Allows you to make an element look like a standard user interface element 3
box-sizing Allows you to define certain elements to fit an area in a certain way 3
icon Provides the author the ability to style an element with an iconic equivalent 3
nav-down Specifies where to navigate when using the arrow-down navigation key 3
nav-index Specifies the tabbing order for an element 3
nav-left Specifies where to navigate when using the arrow-left navigation key 3
nav-right Specifies where to navigate when using the arrow-right navigation key 3
nav-up Specifies where to navigate when using the arrow-up navigation key 3
outline-offset Offsets an outline, and draws it beyond the border edge 3
resize Specifies whether or not an element is resizable by the user 3

Marquee Properties

Property Description CSS
marquee-direction Sets the direction of the moving content 3
marquee-play-count Sets how many times the content move 3
marquee-speed Sets how fast the content scrolls 3
marquee-style Sets the style of the moving content 3

Generated Content Properties

Property Description CSS
crop Allows a replaced element to be just a rectangular area of an object, instead of the whole object 3
move-to Causes an element to be removed from the flow and reinserted at a later point in the document 3
page-policy Determines which page-based occurance of a given element is applied to a counter or string value 3

Paged Media Properties

Property Description CSS
fit Gives a hint for how to scale a replaced element if neither its width nor its height property is auto 3
fit-position Determines the alignment of the object inside the box 3
image-orientation Specifies a rotation in the right or clockwise direction that a user agent applies to an image 3
page Specifies a particular type of page where an element SHOULD be displayed 3
size Specifies the size and orientation of the containing box for page content 3

Content for Paged Media Properties

Property Description CSS
bookmark-label Specifies the label of the bookmark 3
bookmark-level Specifies the level of the bookmark 3
bookmark-target Specifies the target of the bookmark link 3
float-offset Pushes floated elements in the opposite direction of the where they have been floated with float 3
hyphenate-after Specifies the minimum number of characters in a hyphenated word after the hyphenation character 3
hyphenate-before Specifies the minimum number of characters in a hyphenated word before the hyphenation character 3
hyphenate-character Specifies a string that is shown when a hyphenate-break occurs 3
hyphenate-lines Indicates the maximum number of successive hyphenated lines in an element 3
hyphenate-resource Specifies a comma-separated list of external resources that can help the browser determine hyphenation points 3
hyphens Sets how to split words to improve the layout of paragraphs 3
image-resolution Specifies the correct resolution of images 3
marks Adds crop and/or cross marks to the document 3
string-set   3

Ruby Properties

Property Description CSS
ruby-align Controls the text alignment of the ruby text and ruby base contents relative to each other 3
ruby-overhang Determines whether, and on which side, ruby text is allowed to partially overhang any adjacent text in addition to its own base, when the ruby text is wider than the ruby base 3
ruby-position Controls the position of the ruby text with respect to its base 3
ruby-span Controls the spanning behavior of annotation elements 3

Speech Properties

Property Description CSS
mark A shorthand property for setting the mark-before and mark-after properties 3
mark-after Allows named markers to be attached to the audio stream 3
mark-before Allows named markers to be attached to the audio stream 3
phonemes Specifies a phonetic pronunciation for the text contained by the corresponding element 3
rest A shorthand property for setting the rest-before and rest-after properties 3
rest-after Specifies a rest or prosodic boundary to be observed after speaking an element's content 3
rest-before Specifies a rest or prosodic boundary to be observed before speaking an element's content 3
voice-balance Specifies the balance between left and right channels 3
voice-duration Specifies how long it should take to render the selected element's content 3
voice-pitch Specifies the average pitch (a frequency) of the speaking voice 3
voice-pitch-range Specifies variation in average pitch 3
voice-rate Controls the speaking rate 3
voice-stress Indicates the strength of emphasis to be applied 3
voice-volume Refers to the amplitude of the waveform output by the speech synthesises 3


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