CSS border-top-width Property


The border-top-width CSS property is used to specify the width or thickness of the top border of an element. It allows web developers to control the visual appearance of borders, defining how thick or thin the border line should be. This property accepts various units of measurement, such as pixels, ems, or percentages, and it can be set to different numeric values to achieve the desired border thickness. By adjusting the border-top-width, designers can create visually appealing layouts, enhancing the overall aesthetics and structure of their web pages.

Initial value
Applies to
All elements
Computed value
Absolute length; '0' if the border style is 'none' or 'hidden'
JavaScript syntax

Interactive Demo

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border-top-width: <line-width> 


<line-width> = <length> | thin | medium | thick
  • thinLess than the default width.
  • mediumDefault value.
  • thickGreater than the default width.
  • <length>Floating-point number, followed by an absolute units designator (cm, mm, in, pt, or pc) or a relative units designator (em, ex, or px).
  • inherit


<div class="border">This is an example of the border-top-width property using a red solid border 3px in width.</div>
.border {
   border: 1px solid blue;
   border-top-style: solid;
   border-top-width: 3px;
   border-top-color: red;
   margin: 20px;
   padding: 20px;

Browser Support

The following table will show you the current browser support for the CSS border-top-width property.

Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
Tablets / Mobile
Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung Webview

Last updated by CSSPortal on: 31st December 2023