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Your best CSS selector?

CSS & HTML, 4 August 2008, < 1 minute read

I am making great progress on my new design, and one of the decisions I made was to just forget about IE and use all the css I want. This lead to perhaps the best CSS selector I have ever written:

li:not([class=pingback]) .comment-content p:first-child:first-letter

Which is one of the selectors I use to style the comment section of my new design. Not bad, is it?

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So, for this week, Tell me your best CSS selector!

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