Common CSS Resets

CSS reset is a set of CSS rules that resets the styling of all HTML elements. Here are the most commonly used css resets below:

Eric Meyer’s Reset CSS v2.0

/**
 * Eric Meyer's Reset CSS v2.0 (http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/css/reset/)
 * http://cssreset.com
 */
html, body, div, span, applet, object, iframe,
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre,
a, abbr, acronym, address, big, cite, code,
del, dfn, em, img, ins, kbd, q, s, samp,
small, strike, strong, sub, sup, tt, var,
b, u, i, center,
dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li,
fieldset, form, label, legend,
table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td,
article, aside, canvas, details, embed,
figure, figcaption, footer, header, hgroup,
menu, nav, output, ruby, section, summary,
time, mark, audio, video {
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	border: 0;
	font-size: 100%;
	font: inherit;
	vertical-align: baseline;
}
/* HTML5 display-role reset for older browsers */
article, aside, details, figcaption, figure,
footer, header, hgroup, menu, nav, section {
	display: block;
}
body {
	line-height: 1;
}
ol, ul {
	list-style: none;
}
blockquote, q {
	quotes: none;
}
blockquote:before, blockquote:after,
q:before, q:after {
	content: '';
	content: none;
}
table {
	border-collapse: collapse;
	border-spacing: 0;
}

Vanilla CSS Un-Reset

/**
 * Start Vanilla CSS 1.0.2 
 */ 
body {
	font: 9pt/1.5em sans-serif;
}
pre, code, tt {
	font: 1em/1.5em 'Andale Mono', 'Lucida Console', monospace;
}
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, b, strong {
	font-weight: bold;
}
em, i, dfn {
	font-style: italic;
}
dfn {
	font-weight:bold;
}
p, code, pre, kbd {
	margin:0 0 1.5em 0;
}
blockquote {
	margin:0 1.5em 1.5em 1.5em;
}
cite {
	font-style: italic;
}
li ul, li ol {
	margin:0 1.5em;
}
ul, ol {
	margin:0 1.5em 1.5em 1.5em;
}
ul {
	list-style-type:disc;
}
ol {
	list-style-type:decimal;
}
ol ol {
	list-style: upper-alpha;
}
ol ol ol {
	list-style: lower-roman;
}
ol ol ol ol {
	list-style: lower-alpha;
}
dl {
	margin:0 0 1.5em 0;
}
dl dt {
	font-weight:bold;
}
dd {
	margin-left:1.5em;
}
table {
	margin-bottom:1.4em;
	width:100%;
}
th {
	font-weight:bold;
}
th, td, caption {
	padding:4px 10px 4px 5px;
}
tfoot {
	font-style:italic;
}
sup, sub {
	line-height:0;
}
abbr, acronym {
	border-bottom: 1px dotted;
}
address {
	margin:0 0 1.5em;
	font-style:italic;
}
del {
	text-decoration: line-through;
}
pre {
	margin:1.5em 0;
	white-space:pre;
}
img.centered, .aligncenter, div.aligncenter {
	display: block;
	margin-left: auto;
	margin-right: auto;
}
img.alignright {
	display: inline;
}
img.alignleft {
	display: inline;
}
.alignright {
	float: right;
	margin-left: 10px;
}
.alignleft {
	float: left;
	margin-right: 10px;
}
img {
	max-width: 100%;
}
* html .clearfix {
    height: 1%;
}
* + html .clearfix {
	display: inline-block;
}
.clearfix:after {
    content: ".";
    display: block;
    height: 0;
    clear: both;
    visibility: hidden;
}
* html .group {
    height: 1%;
}
* + html .group {
	display: inline-block;
}
.group:after {
    content: ".";
    display: block;
    height: 0;
    clear: both;
    visibility: hidden;
}
/**
* End Vanilla CSS
*/

html5doctor.com Reset Stylesheet

/* 
html5doctor.com Reset Stylesheet
v1.6.1
Last Updated: 2010-09-17
Author: Richard Clark - http://richclarkdesign.com 
Twitter: @rich_clark
*/

html, body, div, span, object, iframe,
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, p, blockquote, pre,
abbr, address, cite, code,
del, dfn, em, img, ins, kbd, q, samp,
small, strong, sub, sup, var,
b, i,
dl, dt, dd, ol, ul, li,
fieldset, form, label, legend,
table, caption, tbody, tfoot, thead, tr, th, td,
article, aside, canvas, details, figcaption, figure, 
footer, header, hgroup, menu, nav, section, summary,
time, mark, audio, video {
    margin:0;
    padding:0;
    border:0;
    outline:0;
    font-size:100%;
    vertical-align:baseline;
    background:transparent;
}

body {
    line-height:1;
}

article,aside,details,figcaption,figure,
footer,header,hgroup,menu,nav,section { 
    display:block;
}

nav ul {
    list-style:none;
}

blockquote, q {
    quotes:none;
}

blockquote:before, blockquote:after,
q:before, q:after {
    content:'';
    content:none;
}

a {
    margin:0;
    padding:0;
    font-size:100%;
    vertical-align:baseline;
    background:transparent;
}

/* change colours to suit your needs */
ins {
    background-color:#ff9;
    color:#000;
    text-decoration:none;
}

/* change colours to suit your needs */
mark {
    background-color:#ff9;
    color:#000; 
    font-style:italic;
    font-weight:bold;
}

del {
    text-decoration: line-through;
}

abbr[title], dfn[title] {
    border-bottom:1px dotted;
    cursor:help;
}

table {
    border-collapse:collapse;
    border-spacing:0;
}

/* change border colour to suit your needs */
hr {
    display:block;
    height:1px;
    border:0;   
    border-top:1px solid #cccccc;
    margin:1em 0;
    padding:0;
}

input, select {
    vertical-align:middle;
}

Yahoo! (YUI 3) Reset CSS

/*
YUI 3.14.1 (build 63049cb)
Copyright 2013 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.
Licensed under the BSD License.
http://yuilibrary.com/license/
*/

html { color: #000; background: #FFF }
body, div, dl, dt, dd, ul, ol, li, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, pre, code, form, fieldset, legend, input, textarea, p, blockquote, th, td { margin: 0; padding: 0 }
table { border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0 }
fieldset, img { border: 0 }
address, caption, cite, code, dfn, em, strong, th, var { font-style: normal; font-weight: normal }
ol, ul { list-style: none }
caption, th { text-align: left }
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 { font-size: 100%; font-weight: normal }
q:before, q:after { content: '' }
abbr, acronym { border: 0; font-variant: normal }
sup { vertical-align: text-top }
sub { vertical-align: text-bottom }
input, textarea, select { font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-weight: inherit; *font-size:100%
}
legend { color: #000 }
#yui3-css-stamp.cssreset { display: none }

Alternative to CSS Reset (Normalize.css)

/*! normalize.css v2.1.3 | MIT License | git.io/normalize */

/* ==========================================================================
   HTML5 display definitions
   ========================================================================== */

/**
 * Correct `block` display not defined in IE 8/9.
 */

article,
aside,
details,
figcaption,
figure,
footer,
header,
hgroup,
main,
nav,
section,
summary {
    display: block;
}

/**
 * Correct `inline-block` display not defined in IE 8/9.
 */

audio,
canvas,
video {
    display: inline-block;
}

/**
 * Prevent modern browsers from displaying `audio` without controls.
 * Remove excess height in iOS 5 devices.
 */

audio:not([controls]) {
    display: none;
    height: 0;
}

/**
 * Address `[hidden]` styling not present in IE 8/9.
 * Hide the `template` element in IE, Safari, and Firefox < 22.
 */

[hidden],
template {
    display: none;
}

/* ==========================================================================
   Base
   ========================================================================== */

/**
 * 1. Set default font family to sans-serif.
 * 2. Prevent iOS text size adjust after orientation change, without disabling
 *    user zoom.
 */

html {
    font-family: sans-serif; /* 1 */
    -ms-text-size-adjust: 100%; /* 2 */
    -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; /* 2 */
}

/**
 * Remove default margin.
 */

body {
    margin: 0;
}

/* ==========================================================================
   Links
   ========================================================================== */

/**
 * Remove the gray background color from active links in IE 10.
 */

a {
    background: transparent;
}

/**
 * Address `outline` inconsistency between Chrome and other browsers.
 */

a:focus {
    outline: thin dotted;
}

/**
 * Improve readability when focused and also mouse hovered in all browsers.
 */

a:active,
a:hover {
    outline: 0;
}

/* ==========================================================================
   Typography
   ========================================================================== */

/**
 * Address variable `h1` font-size and margin within `section` and `article`
 * contexts in Firefox 4+, Safari 5, and Chrome.
 */

h1 {
    font-size: 2em;
    margin: 0.67em 0;
}

/**
 * Address styling not present in IE 8/9, Safari 5, and Chrome.
 */

abbr[title] {
    border-bottom: 1px dotted;
}

/**
 * Address style set to `bolder` in Firefox 4+, Safari 5, and Chrome.
 */

b,
strong {
    font-weight: bold;
}

/**
 * Address styling not present in Safari 5 and Chrome.
 */

dfn {
    font-style: italic;
}

/**
 * Address differences between Firefox and other browsers.
 */

hr {
    -moz-box-sizing: content-box;
    box-sizing: content-box;
    height: 0;
}

/**
 * Address styling not present in IE 8/9.
 */

mark {
    background: #ff0;
    color: #000;
}

/**
 * Correct font family set oddly in Safari 5 and Chrome.
 */

code,
kbd,
pre,
samp {
    font-family: monospace, serif;
    font-size: 1em;
}

/**
 * Improve readability of pre-formatted text in all browsers.
 */

pre {
    white-space: pre-wrap;
}

/**
 * Set consistent quote types.
 */

q {
    quotes: "\201C" "\201D" "\2018" "\2019";
}

/**
 * Address inconsistent and variable font size in all browsers.
 */

small {
    font-size: 80%;
}

/**
 * Prevent `sub` and `sup` affecting `line-height` in all browsers.
 */

sub,
sup {
    font-size: 75%;
    line-height: 0;
    position: relative;
    vertical-align: baseline;
}

sup {
    top: -0.5em;
}

sub {
    bottom: -0.25em;
}

/* ==========================================================================
   Embedded content
   ========================================================================== */

/**
 * Remove border when inside `a` element in IE 8/9.
 */

img {
    border: 0;
}

/**
 * Correct overflow displayed oddly in IE 9.
 */

svg:not(:root) {
    overflow: hidden;
}

/* ==========================================================================
   Figures
   ========================================================================== */

/**
 * Address margin not present in IE 8/9 and Safari 5.
 */

figure {
    margin: 0;
}

/* ==========================================================================
   Forms
   ========================================================================== */

/**
 * Define consistent border, margin, and padding.
 */

fieldset {
    border: 1px solid #c0c0c0;
    margin: 0 2px;
    padding: 0.35em 0.625em 0.75em;
}

/**
 * 1. Correct `color` not being inherited in IE 8/9.
 * 2. Remove padding so people aren't caught out if they zero out fieldsets.
 */

legend {
    border: 0; /* 1 */
    padding: 0; /* 2 */
}

/**
 * 1. Correct font family not being inherited in all browsers.
 * 2. Correct font size not being inherited in all browsers.
 * 3. Address margins set differently in Firefox 4+, Safari 5, and Chrome.
 */

button,
input,
select,
textarea {
    font-family: inherit; /* 1 */
    font-size: 100%; /* 2 */
    margin: 0; /* 3 */
}

/**
 * Address Firefox 4+ setting `line-height` on `input` using `!important` in
 * the UA stylesheet.
 */

button,
input {
    line-height: normal;
}

/**
 * Address inconsistent `text-transform` inheritance for `button` and `select`.
 * All other form control elements do not inherit `text-transform` values.
 * Correct `button` style inheritance in Chrome, Safari 5+, and IE 8+.
 * Correct `select` style inheritance in Firefox 4+ and Opera.
 */

button,
select {
    text-transform: none;
}

/**
 * 1. Avoid the WebKit bug in Android 4.0.* where (2) destroys native `audio`
 *    and `video` controls.
 * 2. Correct inability to style clickable `input` types in iOS.
 * 3. Improve usability and consistency of cursor style between image-type
 *    `input` and others.
 */

button,
html input[type="button"], /* 1 */
input[type="reset"],
input[type="submit"] {
    -webkit-appearance: button; /* 2 */
    cursor: pointer; /* 3 */
}

/**
 * Re-set default cursor for disabled elements.
 */

button[disabled],
html input[disabled] {
    cursor: default;
}

/**
 * 1. Address box sizing set to `content-box` in IE 8/9/10.
 * 2. Remove excess padding in IE 8/9/10.
 */

input[type="checkbox"],
input[type="radio"] {
    box-sizing: border-box; /* 1 */
    padding: 0; /* 2 */
}

/**
 * 1. Address `appearance` set to `searchfield` in Safari 5 and Chrome.
 * 2. Address `box-sizing` set to `border-box` in Safari 5 and Chrome
 *    (include `-moz` to future-proof).
 */

input[type="search"] {
    -webkit-appearance: textfield; /* 1 */
    -moz-box-sizing: content-box;
    -webkit-box-sizing: content-box; /* 2 */
    box-sizing: content-box;
}

/**
 * Remove inner padding and search cancel button in Safari 5 and Chrome
 * on OS X.
 */

input[type="search"]::-webkit-search-cancel-button,
input[type="search"]::-webkit-search-decoration {
    -webkit-appearance: none;
}

/**
 * Remove inner padding and border in Firefox 4+.
 */

button::-moz-focus-inner,
input::-moz-focus-inner {
    border: 0;
    padding: 0;
}

/**
 * 1. Remove default vertical scrollbar in IE 8/9.
 * 2. Improve readability and alignment in all browsers.
 */

textarea {
    overflow: auto; /* 1 */
    vertical-align: top; /* 2 */
}

/* ==========================================================================
   Tables
   ========================================================================== */

/**
 * Remove most spacing between table cells.
 */

table {
    border-collapse: collapse;
    border-spacing: 0;
}

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