CSS – Comments

Comments are used to explain the code, and may help when you edit the source code at a later date.

Comments are ignored by browsers.

A CSS comment is placed inside the <style> element, and starts with /* and ends with */:

Example

/* This is a single-line comment */

You can add comments wherever you want in the code:

Example

{
color: red;  /* Set text color to red */
}

Comments can also span multiple lines:

Example

/* This is
a multi-line
comment */

{
color: red;
}

HTML and CSS Comments

From the HTML tutorial, you learned that you can add comments to your HTML source by using the <!--...--> syntax.

In the following example, we use a combination of HTML and CSS comments:

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
{
color: red; /* Set text color to red */
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<h2>My Heading</h2>

<!– These paragraphs will be red –>
<p>Hello World!</p>
<p>This paragraph is styled with CSS.</p>
<p>CSS comments are not shown in the output.</p>

</body>
</html>

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