.LinksPanel {

{panel:title= On This Page| borderStyle=solid| borderColor=#566b30| titleBGColor=#D3E3C4| bgColor=#fff}
{include:FSS Links Panel}

h2. Overview

Through summaries of key concepts and CSS examples, this article aims to describe how you can override FSS styles and classes with your own CSS styles.

More technical details and background information regarding the CSS concepts  are provided [at the W3C|http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/cascade.html].

h2. Key Concepts

The following are HTML and CSS concepts that you may find helpful to have knowledge of before proceeding to learn how to override FSS styles.

h3. Inheritance

The structure of HTML is hierarchical and can be compared to a tree structure, where one element, or HTML tag (eg. <body>, <p>) has the following characteristics:
# It can contain several "child" elements
# It belongs to only one "parent" element
# It can have several "ancestor" elements (parents of its parent element)
# It can have several "descendent" elements (children of its child elements)

CSS can support such a structure by allowing child elements to inherit certain properties of their parents when specified.

|| CSS Style Sheet \\ || HTML Code \\ ||
| {code}
body { font-family: "Times New Roman"; }

p { font-family: inherit; }

div { font-family: "Arial"; }
{code} | {code:html}
<body><p>This is a paragraph inside the body tag, so it is the child of the body element.</p><p>This is another paragraph inside the body tag.</p><div>This is another section inside the body tag, but it is separate from the paragraphs.</div></body>
{code} |

h3. Style sheet origins

One thing to keep in mind when designing style sheets for your website is that there are



User Agent

h3. \!importance declaration

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h3. Specificity

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h3. Order of overrides

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h2. How to Override FSS Styles


h3. Overriding an Entire Class


h3. Overriding an Instance of a Class