Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)


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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y

Cascading style sheets (CSS) is a programming language that is used to customize the look, feel and formatting of a webpage. CSS is similar to HTML in that it is used for styling web pages, but CSS gives a web designer or developer much more control over the customization of a website.


CSS is more in depth and more complicated than HTML. CSS files can be used as external files and can be called in your HTML documents or CSS code can be integrated within HTML documents. It is usually recommended to use all css in an external file rather than integrate css code within each HTML document because having all css in an external file allows a website designer to continue to reuse different css code.


Having CSS in a separate external file also allows a website designer to make revisions to a website in short order. For example, if your company website has a specific type of font defined throughout the website and it needs to be changed, it can be changed only once within the style sheet and it will be changed globally, rather than having to go to each individual page and change it.


Why It's Important

Cascading style sheets will give a lot more control to the web designer in terms of formatting and markup. It can create better, slicker looking websites and help bring a company website into the modern era.