Website Terminology Glossary
In CSS, the hover state is a selector used to apply a style to an element when it is being hovered over by the user’s mouse pointer. When the user hovers over an element, the hover state can be used to change its appearance, such as its color, background, or border. This can be useful for adding visual feedback to interactive elements on a website, such as links or buttons, to indicate to the user that they are clickable. The hover state is activated when the user’s mouse pointer is over the element, and it is deactivated when the mouse pointer moves away from the element.
The CSS hover selector is written as “:hover” and is followed by the element or class to which it should be applied. For example, to change the color of a link when it is hovered over, you would use the following CSS code:
This would change the color of the link to red when it is hovered over by the user’s mouse pointer.