Using the * CSS selector to check for visual alignment

Sometimes it’s helpful to check the visual alignment of an element or how much space its taking up in the flow of you page against other elements.

A simple way you can check this is to use the \\\* CSS selector along with a background colour with an alpha channel.

By inserting the following css into the inspector stylesheet you can easily visualise the makeup of the components on the page.

 * {
background-color: rgba(255, 0, 0, 0.10)!important;
}
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