border-width

Shorthand property that sets the width for the overall border of an element or for each side individually.

Syntax

border-width: <value>;

where <value> can be the following:

  • Width keyword: medium, thin, thick
  • Length: 5px

Note: Providing one value will effect the width of all four borders. Providing two values will result in the first value setting the width of top and bottom borders and the second value setting the width of left and right. Three values will result in the first value applied to the top, the second value to the left and right, and the third value applied to the bottom. Four values will apply to top, right, bottom and left.

Example 1

Set all borders of the h1 element to medium width:

h1 {
border-color: green;
border-style: dashed;
border-width: medium;
}

Example 2

Set the width of the border top and bottom to be 4px and left and right to 2px:

h1 {
border-color: green;
border-style: dashed;
border-width: 4px 2px;
}

Example 3

Set the width of the border top to 10px, right and left to medium and bottom to thick:

h1 {
border-color: green;
border-style: dashed;
border-width: 10px medium thick;
}

Example 4

Set the width of the border top to 10px, right to thin, left to 20px and bottom to thick:

h1 {
border-color: green;
border-style: dashed;
border-width: 10px thin 20px thick;
}

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