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CSS stands for "Cascading Style Sheet".

CSS is interesting to:

  • Improve the style of a page
  • Change and update the style of a web site easily

CSS offers a better control over text and paragraph than HTML for font, size, color, location, space, margin, etc.

CSS is used in three different ways:

- on a text area

<P style="font : 16pt verdana"> This text is in Verdana 16 points</P>

This text is in Verdana 16 points

- on a whole page

Codes are put at the top of the page in the <HEAD > tag between the <STYLE> and </STYLE> tags

- on a whole site

The codes are put in a central file called central.css on the hosting server.

Then, a CSS tag is put whenever the style needs to apply to a page, a paragraph, a sentence or even a word.

The <LINK> tag called the central file to distribute the style instructions to the required area:

<LINK REL="STYLESHEET" HREF="style.css" TYPE="text/css">

This way, a change on the central file can be distributed automatically to all pages and areas with the <LINK> tag.

Today, almost every browser fully works with CSS. Amazon.com uses CSS in addition to HTML.

Next: Javascript language

Web languages:
HTML - PHP - XML - ASP - dHTML - CSS - Javascript - CGI bin - Perl - Java - Flash

Webmaster-Now gives you some advices to create a web site:

1: What are your web site goals?

2: Navigation and architecture

3: Content is king

4: Graphics for a web site

5: Design a web site, use web languages

6: Web site functionalities

7: Authoring software to create a web site

8: Usability: 10 rules for an easy-to-use web site

9: Test the site before launching it

10: Launch the web site


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