first-of-type property CSS Reference



Definition and Usage

The :first-of-type CSS pseudo-class represents the first sibling of its type in the list of children of its parent element.


Syntax

element:first-of-type { style properties }

Examples

This example shows how the universal selector is assumed when no simple selector is written.

div :first-of-type {
  background-color: lime;
}
<div>
<span>This span is first!</span>
<span>This span is not. :(</span>
<span>what about this <em>nested element</em>?</span>
<strike>This is another type</strike>
<span>Sadly, this one is not...</span>
</div>

Compatibility

Desktop browsers

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 3.5 (1.9.1) 9.0 9.5 3.2

Mobile browsers

Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.1 1.0 (1.9.1) 9.0 10.0 3.2

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