:first-of-type

The :first-of-type CSS pseudo-class represents the first element of its type among a group of sibling elements.

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Syntax

:first-of-type

Examples

Styling the first paragraph

HTML

<h2>Heading</h2>
<p>Paragraph 1</p>
<p>Paragraph 2</p>

CSS

p:first-of-type {
  color: red;
  font-style: italic;
}

Result

Nested elements

This example shows how nested elements can also be targeted. Note that the universal selector (*) is implied when no type selector is written.

HTML

<article>
  <div>This `div` is first!</div>
  <div>This <span>nested `span` is first</span>!</div>
  <div>
    This <em>nested `em` is first</em>, but this <em>nested `em` is last</em>!
  </div>
  <div>This <span>nested `span` gets styled</span>!</div>
  <p>This `p` qualifies!</p>
  <div>This is the final `div`.</div>
</article>

CSS

article :first-of-type {
  background-color: pink;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification
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Browser compatibility

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