:nth-last-col()

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The :nth-last-col() CSS pseudo-class is designed for tables and grids. It accepts the An+B notation such as used with the :nth-child selector, using this to target every nth column before it, therefore counting back from the end of the set of columns. The values odd and even are also valid.

/* Selects every odd column in a table */
:nth-last-col(odd) {
  background-color: pink;
}

Syntax

The nth-last-col() pseudo-class is specified with a single argument, which represents the pattern for matching elements. It uses :nth-last-col(An+B) syntax.

See :nth-child for a more detailed explanation of its syntax.

:nth-last-col(An+B)

Examples

Basic example

HTML

<table>
  <tr>
    <td>one</td>
    <td>two</td>
    <td>three</td>
    <td>four</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>one</td>
    <td>two</td>
    <td>three</td>
    <td>four</td>
  </tr>
</table>

CSS

td {
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
  padding: 0.2em;
}

/* Odd columns starting with the final column of the table */
:nth-last-col(2n + 1) {
  background-color: pink;
}

Result

Specifications

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Browser compatibility

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See also