When your web site includes horizontal rules you can use CSS code to change their color, height and width. In this case for example the CSS code is the following:

File test.css

hr {

border: none;

background-color: #E6E6E6;

color: #000000;

height: 2px;

width: 70%;


You can use the next file to test:


File test.html


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN”


<html xmlns=”https://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml” lang=”en-US”>


<title>How to specify horizontal rule style with CSS</title>

<meta http-equiv=”content-type” content=”text/html; charset=utf-8″ />

<link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”test.css” />



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The next picture shows the result:

Specifying of horizontal rule style with CSS

Specifying of horizontal rule style with CSS