How to Remove Blue Underline from Links using CSS

Updated onbyAlan Morel
How to Remove Blue Underline from Links using CSS

Links on the web are fundamental to being able to navigate through pages.

Unfortunately, the default styles for links are usually one that you will want to override.

This is because by default, links are both blue and underlined.

In this post, we'll learn how we can use CSS to override the styles of links.

As mentioned before, the two most common thinks you'll want to override is the color of the link and remove the underline.

Let's start with an example link:

<a href="https://sabe.io">Sabe.io</a>
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This has the default styles of a link, blue and with an underline.

Now, to replace the blue, simply target the link's a tag and change the color to whatever you want, in this case, black:

<a href="https://sabe.io">Sabe.io</a>
a {
    color: black;
}

Let's check it out using the editor:

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Now, we just need to remove the underline.

This is accomplished by adding the text-decoration: none rule to the link's a tag:

<a href="https://sabe.io">Sabe.io</a>
a {
    color: black;
    text-decoration: none;
}

Now when we take a look, we'll see that the link is no longer blue and has no underline, yet still functions like a normal link:

  • HTML
  • CSS

Conclusion

In this post, we learned how to override the default styles of a link in CSS and getting rid of the underline and blue.

Simply target the a tag and change the color to a new color and remove the text-decoration.

Thanks for reading!

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