Most browsers show links in blue with an underline and change the color of links you have already visited, unless you tell them to do otherwise.
- color : Changes the colors of the links
- background - color : Highlights the link, as if it had been highlighted with a highlighter pen
- text - decoration : Commonly used to control whether the link is underlined or not, although it can also specify that text should have a strikethrough, blink, or be overlined
While you can just create rules that apply to the <a> element to set properties such as color and text - decoration , there are also four pseudo- classes that can give greater control over presentation of links.
||Styles for links in general
||Styles for links that have already been visited
||Styles for when someone is hovering over a link
||Styles for links that are currently active (being clicked)
Using these pseudo - classes allows you to change properties of links when the user hovers over them (making them a slightly different color, maybe adding a highlight and underlining them), and also the properties of links that have been visited.
When used, these properties should be specified in the order listed in the table above.
font-family: arial, verdana, sans-serif;