HTML <style> tag

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
HTML style tag

When writing in HTML, the <style> tag is used to change the appearance and position of various elements on a web page. It is placed in the document's <head> and implemented as a class, or used for applying inline CSS to a single element. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, and related attributes and browser compatibility.

Style tag with CSS

<style type="text/css">
p {

With HTML5, you no longer need to specify the type="text/css" attribute in the tag.

Element with a style attribute example code

<p style="color:orange">This paragraph contains orange text!</p>

Example result

This paragraph contains orange text!


Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair; all tags support standard attributes. The following table shows all of the current unique HTML attributes for the <style> tag, and a description of each.


The type attribute is optional in HTML5, but still required in HTML 4.

Attribute Description
disabled Designates that the <style> should not be applied to the current document.
media Designates what media/device for a media resource.
scoped Designates that the styles only apply to this element's parent element.
type Designates the media type of a <style> element.


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