Styling your <hr> tags

Create a horizontal separator like using <hr> tags and some CSS.

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You can use <hr> tags in your HTML as dividers to visually distinguish sections. I use it in my blog posts to split content into distinct sections. I like how Medium styles its separators — 3 gray dots, center-aligned, with margin to indicate content separation.

Here is a small piece of CSS that lets you style your <hr> tags to achieve a similar result:

hr:after {
    display: block;
    text-align: center;
    content: "...";
    color: #333333;
    font-size: 2rem;
    height: 2rem;
    line-height: 2rem;
    clear: both;
    border: none;

hr {
    border: none;
    margin: 2rem;
    background: transparent;

The separator above is how it looks.