Cascading Style Sheets

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Placing CSS in Your Web Design

You can use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in your web pages in three ways: external, internal, and inline. Which you use is dependent on how you want your design to work. [more…]

Nine Basic CSS Categories to Use in Web Design

Most CSS styles fall into nine basic style and positioning categories. This list can help you keep track of all the cool things you can do with CSS: [more…]

How to Link External CSS to a Page

To link an HTML page to an external Cascading Style Sheet (CSS), just insert a single line of code into the head of your page that references the name and location of the external CSS file relative to [more…]

How to Link Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) with Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver users can easily insert a link tag to an external Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) without having to commit to memory all the required code or the proper syntax. Moreover, when creating links to [more…]

How to Make Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Tags Redefine Styles

By default, all HTML tags in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), are structurally preformatted to look a particular way and perform specific functions. Take the [more…]

How to Create ID Styles in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

An ID style is a kind of hybrid Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) style rule that combines certain elements of both custom class and tag redefine styles. With an ID style, the declarations defined in that style [more…]

How to Build Compound Styles in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

After you’ve mastered working with custom class, tag redefines, and ID styles in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), you can step into the big leagues of compound styles. To understand how to work with compound [more…]

How to Create Hyperlink Styles with Pseudo-Classes in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

One of the most common usages of the compound styles of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is to create custom hyperlinks with pseudo-classes, which can be used to modify the default color and attributes of [more…]

Background Properties of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

With cascading style sheets (CSS), you can apply background properties to a number of different objects on a web page, including the whole page, a particular layer, a table, a table cell, and even text [more…]

Block Properties of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Block properties control the alignment and spacing of objects on a page through their tags and attributes. Blocks include text, content inside <div> tags [more…]

Box and Border Properties of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

With the box properties, you can position styled objects anywhere in a browser window, position objects relative to the other objects on the page, and apply the padding and margin box style rules selectively [more…]

List and Extension Properties of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Lists styled with cascading style sheets (CSS) are much more robust than lists styled with standard list HTML formatting. With CSS, you can easily select the list type for both numbered and bulleted lists [more…]

Positioning Properties of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

The positioning attributes of CSS are used primarily to style layers using the <div> tag, though you can also use them to style the position of an image, container, or block-level element within the browser [more…]

How to Work with CSS3 Modules

For simplicity, the CSS3 modules can be separated into into ten categories: borders, backgrounds, fonts, text effects, multiple columns, transitions, 2D transitions, 3D transitions, animations, and user [more…]

How to Round Edges and Create Multiple Columns with CSS3

Instead of having to use up to four separate images to give the illusion of a curved shape on your website, with CSS3 you can now create containers with curved corners! Here’s the code, which has the fully [more…]

How to Add Multiple Background Images and Rotate Objects with CSS3

With CSS3, you can easily add as many background images to any one element as you please. You can also rotate images. The illustration shows an example of a container with three background images, a pattern [more…]

How to Make Transitions with CSS3

Talk about powerful new features in cascading style sheets (CSS): By pairing the :hover pseudo-class with the CSS3 transition property, you can add slick interactive features to your objects without the [more…]

How to Style Paragraphs, Headings, and Footers with CSS3

When you are styling paragraphs, headings, and footers, most of the work can be automatically accomplished by creating tag redefine styles for the <p> tag and however many heading tags you intend to use [more…]

How to Style Lists and Tables with CSS3

Styling lists and tables is a bit different from styling content out in the body of the page, because both lists and tables have specific tags that can be redefined to control how content sits within those [more…]

How to Create a Master CSS File

Many designers create their own version of a master CSS file of HTML codes, which they then adapt to the needs of each individual site, to help speed the process of building a website from scratch. [more…]

How to Apply Custom Class Styles in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Class styles, which are also sometimes called custom class styles, custom styles, or custom classes, in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are for those times when you want to create a special style and then [more…]

How to Work with CSS3 Selectors

In mid-2010, web designers and developers rejoiced as CSS3 began to make its way into the mainstream. Since that time, browser support for CSS3 has steadily increased and improved, even though CSS3 isn’t [more…]

How to Style Images and Layers with CSS3

Images need not just sit on your web page exactly where you stick them. Instead, use CSS with your images to position them relative to other content, and add padding and border attributes to one or more [more…]

How Cascading Style Sheets Improve HTML

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) was a technology recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1996. An easy way to understand the purpose of CSS is to view it as an addition to HTML that helps simplify [more…]

8 Great CSS Tips and Tricks

Even when using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), building a functional (but still attractive) website requires careful execution and planning. Here are a few tips that will make your website stand out. [more…]