Learn CSS – CSS is used to control the style of a web document in a simple and easy way. CSS is the acronym for “Cascading Style Sheet”. This tutorial covers both the versions CSS1, CSS2, and CSS3, and gives a complete understanding of CSS, starting from its basics to advanced concepts.
Why Learn CSS?
Without CSS, every web page would be drab plain text and images that flowed straight down the page. With CSS, you can add color and background images and change the layout of your page — your web pages can feel like works of art!
You will learn many aspects of styling web pages! You’ll be able to set up the correct file structure, edit text and colors, and create attractive layouts. With these skills, you’ll be able to customize the appearance of your web pages to suit your every need!
Applications of CSS
As mentioned before, CSS is one of the most widely used style languages over the web. I’m going to list a few of them here:
- CSS saves time – You can write CSS once and then reuse the same sheet in multiple HTML pages. You can define a style for each HTML element and apply it to as many Web pages as you want.
- Pages load faster – If you are using CSS, you do not need to write HTML tag attributes every time. Just write one CSS rule of a tag and apply it to all the occurrences of that tag. So less code means faster download times.
- Easy maintenance – To make a global change, simply change the style, and all elements in all the web pages will be updated automatically.
- Superior styles to HTML – CSS has a much wider array of attributes than HTML, so you can give a far better look to your HTML page in comparison to HTML attributes.
- Multiple Device Compatibility – Style sheets allow content to be optimized for more than one type of device. By using the same HTML document, different versions of a website can be presented for handheld devices such as PDAs and cell phones or for printing.
- Global web standards – Now HTML attributes are being deprecated and it is being recommended to use CSS. So it’s a good idea to start using CSS in all the HTML pages to make them compatible with future browsers.
This CSS tutorial will help both students as well as professionals who want to make their websites or personal blogs more attractive.
You should be familiar with:
- Basic word processing using any text editor.
- How to create directories and files.
- How to navigate through different directories.
- Internet browsing using popular browsers like Internet Explorer or Firefox.
- Developing simple Web Pages using HTML or XHTML.
If you are new to HTML and XHTML, then we would suggest you go through our HTML Tutorial or XHTML Tutorial first.
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