Border with top triangle

CSS, Visual · Jan 7, 2021

Creates a content container with a triangle at the top.

  • Use the ::before and ::after pseudo-elements to create two triangles.
  • The colors of the two triangles should be the same as the container's border-color and the container's background-color respectively.
  • The border-width of the one triangle (::before) should be 1px wider than the other one (::after), in order to act as the border.
  • The smaller triangle (::after) should be 1px to the right of the larger triangle (::before) to allow for its left border to be shown.
<div class="container">Border with top triangle</div>
.container {
  position: relative;
  background: #ffffff;
  padding: 15px;
  border: 1px solid #dddddd;
  margin-top: 20px;

.container::after {
  content: '';
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 100%;
  left: 19px;
  border: 11px solid transparent;
  border-bottom-color: #dddddd;

.container::after {
  left: 20px;
  border: 10px solid transparent;
  border-bottom-color: #ffffff;

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