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Ustariz Enzo
Ustariz Enzo

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CSS Reset

Hey fellow creators

A CSS reset is a nice way to start from a blank canvas in HTML/CSS and in web development in general, because some HTML elements have default values to their properties.

If you prefer to watch the video version, it's right here :

1. The short reset I use in most of my videos and tutorials.

Here’s the code you can add to your CSS style that will remove all of the margin and padding:

*, ::before, ::after {
    box-sizing: border-box;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;

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It will also take into account the padding and the borders when calculating the height and the width of an element thanks to the "border-box" value.

2. But there’s another option!

If you want a more complete CSS reset, you can simply google Reset CSS and you’ll find the famous "mayer CSS reset" :

It's a very popular way to reset the value of a lot of property when starting a new project.
Here it is :

html, body, div, span, applet, object, iframe,
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre,
a, abbr, acronym, address, big, cite, code,
del, dfn, em, img, ins, kbd, q, s, samp,
small, strike, strong, sub, sup, tt, var,
b, u, i, center,
dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li,
fieldset, form, label, legend,
table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td,
article, aside, canvas, details, embed, 
figure, figcaption, footer, header, hgroup, 
menu, nav, output, ruby, section, summary,
time, mark, audio, video {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    border: 0;
    font-size: 100%;
    font: inherit;
    vertical-align: baseline;
/* HTML5 display-role reset for older browsers */
article, aside, details, figcaption, figure, 
footer, header, hgroup, menu, nav, section {
    display: block;
body {
    line-height: 1;
ol, ul {
    list-style: none;
blockquote, q {
    quotes: none;
blockquote:before, blockquote:after,
q:before, q:after {
    content: '';
    content: none;
table {
    border-collapse: collapse;
    border-spacing: 0;
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This will allow you to have a nice and clean canvas to work from!
There are a lot of different CSS resets and you can literraly build your own if you have some preferences.

Come and take a look at my Youtube channel:

See you soon!


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