CSS nth-of-type(n) Selector :nth-of-type(n)

What is CSS :nth-of-type(n) Selector?

CSS :nth-of-type(n) selector matches nth number sibling of its type and whose are child elements of an parent element.


General syntax of :nth-of-type selector,

 element:nth-of-type(n) {   property: value;   property: value;   ... }  /* match nth number sibling of its type child element */ *:nth-of-type(n) {   property: value;   property: value;   ... }


CSS :nth-of-type(2) selector select all 2nd sibling of its type child element.

 <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head>   <title>CSS :nth-of-type(n) Selector</title>   <style>     div :nth-of-type(2) {       color: #FF0000;     }   </style> </head> <body>   <div>     <span>This is first span</span>     <span>This is second span</span>     <span>This is third span</span>     <ul>       <li>first item</li>       <li>second item</li>       <li>third item</li>     </ul>   </div> </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.