CSS Selector to Select Elements Not Having Certain Class / Attribute / Type



Using the CSS :not() pseudo-class, we can refine our styling by selecting those elements which do not have a specific value or does not match a selector.

Example

The following examples illustrate CSS :not pseudo-class.

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
p {
   background-color: cornflowerblue;
   color: white;
}
p:not(div>p) {
   background-color: khaki;
   font-size: 1.4em;
   font-style: italic;
   color: blue;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div>
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</p>
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</div>
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</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following result −

Example

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
div {
   margin: 2%;
   background-color: cadetblue;
   padding: 10%;
   height: 80px;
}
div:not(.parent) {
   box-shadow: inset 0 0 24px tomato;
   padding: 2%;
}
.parent{
   border: 4px ridge orange;
}
.one {
   background-color: lightgreen;
   border: 4px groove gray;
}
.two{
   height: 20px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div class="parent">
<div class="one">
<div class="two"></div>
<div class="two"></div>
</div>
<div class="one"></div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following result −


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