by @jm3 · aka John Manoogian3

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CSS Combinators

Posted at — Jul 12, 2019

I’ve used CSS for a little while now but until recently I didn’t know that the formal name for inter-selector operators like the direct child > angle bracket, is a COMBINATOR. It sounds intense, like a ‘90s Front Line Assembly album.

There are four types of combinators, and you can think of them this way:

  1. The Descendant selector (space)
  2. the Selector List
  3. The Direct Child selector (>)
  4. The Immediate, Subsequent Sibling selector (+)
  5. The Subsequent Siblings selector (~)