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Remove the border from the last navigation item

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
24 Feb, 2021
We often use the `:last-child` selector to unapply particular styles (such as `border`) for the last item. Creating a navigation that each item has a bottom border usually looks like:
li {
border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e7eb;

/* Don't add border to the last item */
li:last-child {
border-bottom: none;
Using the `:not` pseudo-class, we can make the code shorter and more easy to maintain with a single CSS declaration:
/* Add the border to all items except the last one */
li:not(:last-child) {
border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e7eb;
Another approach is to use the `+` selector:
li + li {
border-top: 1px solid #e5e7eb;
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