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CSS :nth-of-type(n) Selector

What is :nth-of-type(n) Selector?

CSS :nth-of-type(n) selector matches nth number sibling of its type and whose are child elements of an parent element.

Browser Compatibility

  • Google Chrome 2+
  • Mozilla Firefox 3+
  • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Opera 9.5+
  • Safari 4+

Note: Here details of browser compatibility with version number may be this is bug and not supported. But recommended to always use latest Web browser.


General syntax of :nth-of-type selector,

element:nth-of-type(n) {
	property: value;
	property: value;

/* match nth number sibling of its type child element */
*:nth-of-type(n) {
	property: value;
	property: value;


CSS :nth-of-type(2) selector select all 2nd sibling of its type child element.

<style type="text/css">
div :nth-of-type{   /* div *:nth-of-type */
        <span>This is first span</span>
        <span>This is second span</span>
        <span>This is third  span</span>
            <li>This is first line</li>
            <li>This is second line</li>
            <li>This is third line</li> 

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Example Result: