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Stratos Asimis February 2016

CSS Text hightlight without space

Hey I was wondering if it's possible in css(or maybe javascript) when highlighting the text to affect only the words? (without the in between space)

For example as seen in this website loungelizard.com

#somediv::selection{background: #ffb7b7;}

thus far this only change the whole text-selected color


Marty February 2016

Maybe something like:

p::selection {
  background-color: transparent;
  color: red;

div {
  color: white;
  background: blue;
  <p>Some great text.</p>

Fri Day February 2016

I dont know what exactly you are speaking of but i think it is the border.

css for a border goes like this:

margin-right: 20px;
border: 2px solid ##F89B29;">

or you can do this if you want the font color


epascarello February 2016

The CSS from their site:

::-moz-selection {
    background-color: #fff;
    color: #111;
::selection {
    background-color: #fff;
    color: #ff7264;
::-moz-selection {
    background-color: #fff;
    color: #ff7264;
<p>This is text and I love bacon</p>

The difference is setting the background color.

Fri Day February 2016

Do you mean like this:

<span style="background:blue">Bacon</span> <span style="background:blue">is</span> <span style="background:blue">Awesome</span>
I belive this is what you are looking for

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