Obviously, random order of CSS works (with the exception of LVHA) but that can get awfully confusing to edit later on. I tend to organize my CSS rules from outer to inner, top to bottom so the rules might look like: html body #outer #outer p #navbar #navbar li #navbar a #content #content h1 #content h2 #content h3 ... #footer #footer p #footer a I have also seen a recommendation where rules are indented to appear like a document tree as in: #content -> #content h1 -> #content p -> -> #content p a Given that CSS can be written randomly, the only recommendation we can make is to organize it so it is easy to edit later on. HTH, Jules On 31/10/06, Joel D Canfield <joel at spinhead.com> wrote: > > is there a recommended order in style sheets for selectors and/or > properties? obviously stuff works more or less whatever order it's in, > or my fairly random styles wouldn't function. but other than the > recommendations I've found for styling links (LVHA) I can't find any > info on when, or if, it matters what order padding, margin, float, > width, etc. are declared.