How to override priority in CSS classes?

Tags: html,css

Problem :

And I apply the styles with this classes

#contentheader .cat {
border-top:3px solid #ccc;

#contentheader .cat li a {
border-right:1px solid #fff;

#contentheader .cat li a:hover {

The problem is that I need the first <li> (Home) to be different, maybe making the text in other color, or maybe making the font wider. I try assigning a class directly to the <li> or the <a> tags, but it doesn't works, it always take the styles in the #contentheader .cat li a class. What is the best way to do this? Thanks

Solution :

You need to increase the specificity of that selector to have it override a rule with a lower selector specificity.

So if you assign the class to the li element, use #contentheader .cat li.class a, for the a element, use #contentheader .cat li a.class.

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