💄 Styling siblings on hover

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Use the :not CSS selector to stylize siblings on hover.

Normally, you would need JavaScript to stylize all the siblings of an element you’re interacting with. But wait! There’s a cool method based 100% on CSS.

The idea, in short, is to target the :hover of the parent, then target all the children except the one you’re hovering over.

.parent:hover .child:not(:hover) {
/* this style affects all the children except the one you're hovering over */

See the Pen CSS Nugget: Styling siblings on hover by CodyHouse (@codyhouse) on CodePen.

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