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Remove the border from the last navigation item

Topics: CSS

We often use the :last-child selector to unapply particular styles (such as border) for the last item.
Creating a navigation that each item has a bottom border usually looks like:

li {
border-bottom: 1px solid #E5E7EB;

/* Don't add border to the last item */
li:last-child {
border-bottom: none;

Using the :not pseudo-class, we can make the code shorter and more easy to maintain with a single CSS declaration:

/* Add the border to all items except the last one */
li:not(:last-child) {
border-bottom: 1px solid #E5E7EB;

Another approach is to use the + selector:

li + li {
border-top: 1px solid #E5E7EB;


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