CSS: How to select first element in each row?

Tags: html,css

Problem :

I have the following html fragment:

<div id = "fromAddress">
            <tr><td id="from">From:</td>
                        <tr><td>Acquirung Bank</td></tr>
                        <tr><td>Risk Management</td></tr>
                        <tr><td>100 Bond Street</td></tr>
            <tr><td>Fax:</td><td id="fromFax">0207 234567890/</td></tr>
            <tr><td>Tel:</td><td id="fromTel">0207 123456789/</td></tr>

My css:

#fromAddress td:first-child
    font-weight: bold;

#fromAddress table table td:fist-child

How I can make text in first s bold? So, "From", "Fax", and "Tel" are bold?

Solution :

Something like this:

#fromAddress > table > tbody > tr > td:first-child {
    font-weight: bold;


Chrome at least will add in the tbody tag, so you should probably add it to your html to ensure this works in all browsers.

Or to avoid all the '>'s you could do:

td:first-child {
    font-weight: bold;

table table td:first-child {
    font-weight: normal;


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