Simon Hibbard's Web Apps Blog

Web site development top tip – always start with a CSS reset


Always start a web site with a CSS reset. This sets all the elements CSS properties and avoids the inconsistency of various browsers default CSS properties for elements. Giving you a consistent starting point for building a cross browser compatible web site.

There are many to be found but generally very similar. Here is the one I use and has served its purpose perfectly well.


/* CSS Reset */
body,div,dl,dt,dd,ul,ol,li,h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6,pre,form,fieldset,input,textarea,p,blockquote,th,td {
margin:0;
padding:0;
}
table {
border-collapse:collapse;
border-spacing:0;
}
fieldset,img {
border:0;
}
address,caption,cite,code,dfn,em,strong,th,var {
font-style:normal;
font-weight:normal;
}
ol,ul {
list-style:none;
}
caption,th {
text-align:left;
}
h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 {
font-size:100%;
font-weight:normal;
}
q:before,q:after {
content:'';
}
abbr,acronym { border:0;
}
/* End CSS Reset */

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