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Custom variables  other

CSS variables that contain specific values to be reused throughout a document.

HTML
<p class="custom-variables">CSS is awesome!</p>
CSS
:root {
  /* Place variables within here to use the variables globally. */
}

.custom-variables {
  --some-color: #da7800;
  --some-keyword: italic;
  --some-size: 1.25em;
  --some-complex-value: 1px 1px 2px whitesmoke, 0 0 1em slategray, 0 0 0.2em slategray;
  color: var(--some-color);
  font-size: var(--some-size);
  font-style: var(--some-keyword);
  text-shadow: var(--some-complex-value);
}
Demo

CSS is awesome!

Explanation
  • The variables are defined globally within the :root CSS pseudo-class which matches the root element of a tree representing the document. Variables can also be scoped to a selector if defined within the block.
  • Declare a variable with --variable-name:.
  • Reuse variables throughout the document using the var(--variable-name) function.
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