Normalize.css is a customisable CSS file that makes browsers render all elements more consistently and in line with modern standards.
The project relies on researching the differences between default browser styles in order to precisely target only the styles that need or benefit from normalizing.
No other styles should come before Normalize.css.
It is recommended that you include the
normalize.css file as untouched
What does it do?
- Preserves useful defaults, unlike many CSS resets.
- Normalizes styles for a wide range of elements.
- Corrects bugs and common browser inconsistencies.
- Improves usability with subtle improvements.
- Explains what code does using detailed comments.
- Chrome (latest)
- Edge (latest)
- Firefox (latest)
- Firefox ESR
- Internet Explorer 8+
- Opera (latest)
- Safari 6+
Normalize.css v1 provides legacy browser support (IE 6+, Safari 4+), but is no longer actively developed.
Additional detail and explanation of the esoteric parts of normalize.css.
pre, code, kbd, samp
font-family: monospace, monospace hack fixes the inheritance and scaling
of font-size for preformatted text. The duplication of
sup affects the line-box height of text in all
overflow: hidden fixes IE9's SVG rendering. Earlier versions of IE
don't support SVG, so we can safely use the
:root selectors that
modern browsers use in the default UA stylesheets to apply this style. SVG
Mailing List discussion
The search input is not fully stylable by default. In Chrome and Safari on
OSX/iOS you can't control
Chrome and Safari on Windows you can't control
border properly. It will apply
border-width but will only show a border color (which cannot be controlled)
for the outer 1px of that border. Applying
addresses these issues without removing the benefits of search inputs (e.g.
showing past searches).
border: 0 corrects an IE 8–11 bug where
color) is not
Please read the contribution guidelines.