← Back toFront-end tips

Escape CSS class names

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
17 May, 2021
CSS class names can't contain the `:` character. For example, it's not possible to declare the following class in CSS:
.lg:flex {
However we can use the `\` character to correct it:
.lg\:flex {
The class name is usable in HTML as usual:
<div class="lg:flex">...</div>
Using `\` to escape CSS class names has been used a lot in some CSS frameworks such as Tailwind.
If you found this post helpful, please consider giving the repository a star on GitHub or sharing the post on your favorite social networks 😍. Your support would mean a lot to me!

Questions? 🙋

Do you have any questions about front-end development? If so, feel free to create a new issue on GitHub using the button below. I'm happy to help with any topic you'd like to learn more about, even beyond what's covered in this post.
While I have a long list of upcoming topics, I'm always eager to prioritize your questions and ideas for future content. Let's learn and grow together! Sharing knowledge is the best way to elevate ourselves 🥷.
Ask me questions

Recent posts ⚡

Newsletter 🔔

If you're into front-end technologies and you want to see more of the content I'm creating, then you might want to consider subscribing to my newsletter.
By subscribing, you'll be the first to know about new articles, products, and exclusive promotions.
Don't worry, I won't spam you. And if you ever change your mind, you can unsubscribe at any time.
Phước Nguyễn