Override Inline Styles with CSS (!important)

Ideally you shouldn’t use inline styles, If you’re faced with a situation where they exist and you’d like to override the inline css with that from a stylesheet you can do so using !important.


#example p {
    color: blue !important;


<div id="example">
  <p style="color:green;">This paragraph has an inline style</p>

In the above example, the paragraph will have blue text and not green as in the inline style because of the !important declaration in the CSS.

Note: Internet Explorer 6 will apply whatever the last style declared is, and takes no notice of !important declarations.


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