CSS - :nth-of-type

The :nth-of-type(an+b) CSS pseudo-class matches an element that has an+b-1 siblings with the same element name before it in the document tree, for a given positive or zero value for n, and has a parent element. See :nth-child for a more thorough description of the syntax of its argument. This is a more flexible and useful pseudo selector if you want to ensure you're selecting the same type of tag no matter where it is inside the parent element, or what other different tags appear before it.

Example

This example causes the text alignment of paragraphs to alternate between left and right.

CSS Content

p:nth-of-type(2n+1) { text-align: left; }
p:nth-of-type(2n) { text-align: right; }

HTML Content

<div>
    <span>This doesn't affect the count</span>
    <p>First paragraph (left aligned)</p>
    <p>Second paragraph (right aligned)</p>
    <span>Neither does this</span>
    <p>Third paragraph (left aligned)</p>
</div>

Syntax  

:nth-of-type( <an-plus-b> ) { style properties }

where
<an-plus-b> = An+B | even | odd

Description  

The :nth-of-type(an+b) CSS pseudo-class matches an element that has an+b-1 siblings with the same element name before it in the document tree, for a given positive or zero value for n, and has a parent element. See :nth-child for a more thorough description of the syntax of its argument. This is a more flexible and useful pseudo selector if you want to ensure you're selecting the same type of tag no matter where it is inside the parent element, or what other different tags appear before it.

Browser Compatibility  

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 3.5 (1.9.1) 9.0 9.5 3.1
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.1 1.0 (1.9.1) 9.0 9.5 3.1

See Also  

Specifications  

Specification Status Comment
Selectors Level 4
The definition of ':nth-of-type' in that specification.
Working Draft No change
Selectors Level 3
The definition of ':nth-of-type' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

License

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Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/css/:nth-of-type