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The :first-of-type CSS element selector

Posted at — Jun 18, 2019

What’s a little unintuitive to me is that :first-of-type doesn’t necessarily select one element, as the name might suggest! first-of-type selects ALL first of (element) type.

A selector like header .fizzgig > ul li:first-of-type would select all first <li>s inside a <header> that are direct descendents of an element with class fizzgig.

path:first-of-type {
  fill: black;

Click “Result” to see how :first-of-type selects ALL first of type, not “THE” first of type.