The CSS active pseudo-class can be implemented with any HTML element; it appears active when the user clicks on it. It is typically used on <a> and <button> elements.


selector:active {
/* declarations */

Here is an example of how an HTML element changes its background color when you click on it.


<!DOCTYPE html>

            .box {
                background-color: lemonchiffon;
                width: 400px;
                height: 120px;
                margin: auto;
                font-size: 30px;
                padding: 5px;
                border: 1px solid #edaf85;
                border-radius: 14px;
                text-align: center;
            .box:active {
                background-color: honeydew;
                border-color: #c8c8ff;

        <div class="box"> Click me to make me active. </div>


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