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CSS Selectors Explained By Going Car Shopping

CSS Selectors Explained By Going Car Shopping
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If you have ever seen a car dealership, then you can understand CSS selectors. When you step onto the lot of a car dealership, you’re instantly surrounded by different cars, colors, and years. And of course there’s that aggressive salesperson. But let’s leave them out this simulation.
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