CSS nth-last-child(n) Selector :nth-last-child(n)

What is CSS :nth-last-child(n) Selector?

CSS :nth-last-child(n) selector matches only nth last child element of an parent element.

Syntax

General syntax of :nth-last-child selector,

 :nth-last-child(n) {   property: value;   property: value;   ... }  /* nth number item in list from last */ li:nth-last-child(n) {   property: value;   property: value;   ... }  /* select odd item in list from last */ li:nth-last-child(odd) {   property: value;   property: value;   ... }  /* select even item in list from last */ li:nth-child(even) {   property: value;   property: value;   ... }  /* every second item in list from last*/ li:nth-child(2n+1) {   property: value;   property: value;   ... }  /* every third item in list from last*/ li:nth-child(3n+1) {   property: value;   property: value;   ... }

Example

CSS li:nth-last-child(2) selector select only second last <li> element whose are child of an <ul> element.

 <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head>   <title>CSS :nth-last-child(n) Selector</title>   <style type="text/css">     li:nth-last-child(2) {       background:#ff0000;     }   </style> </head> <body>   <ul>     <li>first item</li>     <li>second item</li>     <li>third item</li>     <li>forth item</li>     <li>fifth item</li>   </ul> </body> </html>

Example

CSS li:nth-child(3n+1) selector select every third <li> element from last and whose are child of an <ul> element.

 <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head>   <title>CSS :nth-last-child(n) Selector</title>   <style type="text/css">     li:nth-last-child(3n+1) {       background:#ff0000;     }   </style> </head> <body>   <ul>     <li>first item</li>     <li>second item</li>     <li>third item</li>     <li>forth item</li>     <li>fifth item</li>   </ul> </body> </html>

Browser Compatibility

  • Google Chrome 2+
  • Mozilla Firefox 3+
  • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Opera 9.5+
  • Safari 4+

Note: Here details of browser compatibility with version number may be this is bug and not supported. But recommended to always use latest Web browser.