CSS content property is used to generate content in an element. It can only be used with the pseudo elements :after and :before.

.cnt_ex1:before {
 content: '~> ';
 color: #0000d0;

.cnt_ex1:after {
 content: ' <~';
 color: #0000d0;

<h4>Example CSS content</h4>

<div class='cnt_ex1'>CoursesWeb.net</div>
<div class='cnt_ex1'>MarPlo.net</div>
<div class='cnt_ex1'>GamV.eu</div>

The <style> element from these examples must be added in the <head> section of the page.

CSS content Values

Other examples with content property

Change list-item marker

- The following example displays this symbol ( ยป ) as list-item marker in <ul> elements with class of 'li_mark1':
ul.li_mark1 { list-style: none; }
ul.li_mark1 li:before {
 content: '\00BB'; /* Escaped Hex code notation */
 padding-right: 8px;

<h4>Example set list-item marker</h4>

<ul class='li_mark1'>
 <li>Free Courses and Tutorials</li>
 <li>HTML-CSS examples</li>
 <li>Today is a good day for 'Doing' Nothing</li>

New line in css content

To add a text in "content" property that contains new lines, add in string: \a for linebreak character, and white-space: pre;.
#cnt_ex4:after {
 content: '- Text from content \a Another line.';
 white-space: pre;

<h4>Example CSS content with lines of text</h4>

<div id='cnt_ex4'>HTML Div.</div>

Daily Test with Code Example

Which tag adds an image in web page?
<div> <img> <span>
<img src="http://coursesweb.net/imgs/webcourses.gif" width="191" height="63" alt="Courses-Web" />
Which of these CSS codes displays the text oblique?
font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline; font-weight: 500;
#id {
  font-style: italic;
Click on the jQuery function used to hide with animation a HTML element.
click() hide() show()
$(document).ready(function() {
  $(".a_class").click(function(){ $(this).hide("slow"); });
Click on the correctly defined function in PHP.
fname function() {} function fname() {} function $fname() {};
function fname($a, $b) {
  echo $a * $b;
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