How to add multiple borders to a div (or any HTML element)

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Adding border to a HTML element is no rocket science. It can easily be done as,

border:1px solid red;

But how to¬†add multiple borders to a div or any other element? CSS ‘border’ property can’t be used more than once. And if used, the newer border values will override the older ones.

But there is a way of doing this, and that’s by using CSS ‘outline’ property alongwith the ‘border’ property.

‘outline’ works the same as ‘border’. Its basically designed to make an element standout of others.


border:2px solid black;
outline:5px solid lime;

And this is a div with black and lime colored borders.

multiple colored borders

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