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Visakh Vijayan
Visakh Vijayan

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Placeholder not grey enough

Got a request from a client asking to change the placeholder color. Apparently, they are getting confused by the color of the title of the input box and it's placeholder. :P

So this is what worked.

::placeholder 
{
  color: red;
}
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Though still not sure what the :: does.

Anyways it worked!

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Gareth Gillman

To answer your question at the end, :: is the selector for pseudo elements in CSS, you can use it in a multitude of ways including:

  • ::before
  • ::after
  • ::first-letter
  • ::nth-child

There are way too many to list here, W3 schools has a good list at w3schools.com/css/css_pseudo_eleme...

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