How to style object when the user clicks it

Tags: html,css

Problem :

In css for the links I can style the as before user clicks and after user clicks. But how can I do this for simple text or an object that when a user clicks that object then change its color. For Example

.object:onmouseclick {

What we have to write in place of onmouseclick.

Solution :

If you were styling a link you would use :active or :focus but as you're using this on a dom element, you would have to use jQuery to add a class to the clicked item and apply the style through that class...

$('.object').click(function() {
.object {
  background-color: green;
  padding: 5px;
  cursor: pointer;
  width: 300px;
  color: orange;
.object.clicked {
  background-color: blue;
  color: red;
<script src=""></script>
<div class="object">
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